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Giant Salamander Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 268' 82 m
Descent: -99' -30 m
High: 1,603' 489 m
Low: 1,367' 417 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

A scenic favorite in the Corte de Madera area

Megan W

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Seasonal rainy season closures- call 650-691-1200 oropenspace.org (Generally open May to October)

Description

This is one of the crown-jewel singletrack trails of the park. This pretty trail starts out climbing gently, then steps up to a serious incline with rolling terrain. Cross multiple bridges along the way.

Toward its end, it settles into a playful section of tight twists around the trees in an almost-flat section forested with redwoods. The Giant Salamander Trail is a singletrack trail that was converted from a dirt road. It is a convenient way to connect the north and southern halves of the preserve. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Redwoods. Giant salamanders are rare and can grow to a foot in length. They are typically found along streams in redwood forests.

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El Corte De Madera
Feb 19, 2015 near Portola…, CA

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