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Mount Falcon West Loop

 20 votes

Length

3.6 Miles 5.8 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

648' 197 m

Ascent

-649' -198 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

7,838' 2,389 m

High

7,254' 2,211 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 3 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud - Still a great hike even with the snow. A bit slippery in downhill areas. Perfect on a sunny day! History

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Spectacular mountain scenery just minutes from the plains.

Nick Wilder

Overview

It is easy to make this a little shorter or much longer. Add any of the nearby loops as desired. All the trails here are excellent, and each offers a little bit of history or a new viewpoint.
Features: Fall Colors — Views

Description

From the upper parking lot, take Castle Trail and pass by Parmalee Trail. Enjoy some nice views and then take a right on Meadow Trail and another right on Tower Trail. This section is moderately steep and includes some steps, but has great views from an old fire tower near the top. Great place for a picnic!

Head down the hill and come to an intersection with the Parmalee Trail. Take a right and enjoy 2.5 miles of nice, somewhat secluded trail. The end has some rocky sections and several hundred feet of climbing but it's fairly wooded and cooler up here.

This is just one of many ways to connect the trails on upper Mount Falcon Park - be creative and make your own loop - you can't go wrong!

Flora & Fauna

Typical lower montane vegetation: ponderosa pine, douglas fir, a few aspen. Deer, bear, and mountain lions are known to roam the area.

History & Background

John Walker purchased 4,000 acres in this area in 1903 and built a house near the summit of Mount Falcon in 1909 (you can visit the ruins). Eight fireplaces, a music room, library, and 10 bedrooms made quite a grand house, but lightning struck and burned it to the ground in 1918.

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Feb 18, 2018
Shannon Lee
Feb 18, 2018
Ava Cecil
Feb 17, 2018
Kim Campbell
Feb 17, 2018
Carolyn C
Jan 29, 2018
Daylene York
Jan 16, 2018
Julie Smith
Jan 14, 2018
Malary Jones
Trail was on the easy side in terms of difficulty. Trail had some minor patches of ice/snow. Not a very rocky trail which I really liked. Beautiful! 3.6mi
Dec 20, 2017
Shandra Mondragon
Parent approved. Mild hike great view perfect sunset and sunrise. 3.6mi

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