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blue Woodward Valley

Trail

2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 773' 236 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 943' 287 m
Low: 185' 56 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

Woodward Valley Trail is initially an exposed climb from sea level that improves as it ascends.

Megan W

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The Woodward Valley Trail picks up from close to the midpoint of the Coast Trail - North but of course it can be traveled in either direction. The initial grade is moderately steep, but is not really as tough as it looks from the bottom. The trail steepness also eases considerably after the first half mile. Say farewell to the coastal views as you pass through open, scrubby fields then duck into the pleasant, forested Woodward Valley itself. Meander along densely wooded ridges and into lush hillside valleys before ending at the junction with the Sky Trial.

Note: bikes are not allowed on the Woodward Valley Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Douglas fir, chaparral. Deer.

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Jan 20, 2019
Cole Campbell
Sep 4, 2018
Vivian Wong
Did this at night. It would have been better to go down this and take sky up back towards camp for the views. Drank 1.2L for the entire 18mi hike 2mi
Aug 11, 2018
Rima Chaib
Oct 24, 2017
Matt Cross

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