Mountain Trail Hike
|Trip Date: 05/19/2017
Distance: 6.8 Miles
Vertical Gain: 400'
Group Size: 2
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
area to look for on the west side of Sugar Pine Road. There can
be a number of others here in the mornings out for a run.
|The early section of the trail is fairly flat and open, and actually goes by a small open pit mine a little off the trail past the signs which indicate "next 2000 feet are not maintained." Worth a look.|
is a pretty typical sample of the single-track trail you will follow
near the 2 mile marker. Much of the way the houses are obscured
or far enough from the trail to not be a nuisance for either homeowner
hike on this day was early enough in the season to still have much of
the spring colors all throughout the area. Keep an eye out for
the trail markers which did a good job of pointing out where the trail
turns may not have been completely obvious.
various places along the trail one thought which came to mind was how
much of a fire danger there was in this general area. It was good
to see some of the deadwood being cleared and taken out to lessen some
of the danger.
were also a few sections with built up bridges across wet or sensitive
areas along the loop. They were in decent shape and appear to be
built to withstand horse traffic as well as walkers and runners.
very hot and sweaty self stopped on the bridge after having found the
24 switchbacks just prior to be a good workout on a surprisingly warm
of the last mile and a half parallels roads within the area so it is
important to keep a lookout for which direction you need to head to say
on the path.
|GPS Track of the full hike.|