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greenBlue Alderfer/Three Sisters Loop

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6.6 mile 10.6 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,086' 331 m
Descent: -1,079' -329 m
High: 8,161' 2,487 m
Low: 7,486' 2,282 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Chelsea Gribbin

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Mostly Dry, Icy - need spikes. incredibly icy. sheet ice in lots of places

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A beautiful six-mile loop through the forest with a great high point for views.

Chelsea Gribbin

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Overview

This route follows Evergreen Mountain Trail up to a wonderful lookout, then descends back to the parking lot, and climbs up Sister's Trail to Ponderosa Trail and then descends back to the parking lot again.

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There are some sections with a lot of roots and rocks, so watch your ankles.

Description

From the trailhead, cross the road to Evergreen Mountain Trail. Follow this trail, climbing up Evergreen Mountain. After about a mile and a half, you'll reach a beautiful lookout to the southeast. From here, continue on the trail and you'll pass the summit trail, which leads to the summit of Evergreen Mountain and is only about a mile roundtrip.

The trail descends here and ends at a road. To get back to the parking lot, cross the road and continue on Ranch View Trail back to the bottom of Evergreen Mountain Trail.

Cross the road again past the parking lot and climb the steep Sister's Trail. It climbs up switchbacks past a bouldering area at the top before descending through the forest back down to the Ponderosa Trail. You'll pass many trail splits, so make sure to stay on Three Sister's Trail. It is very well marked. Take a right on Ponderosa Trail and climb up maybe 200 or so feet and then finish with a fun descent back to the parking lot.

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Mar 24, 2019
Manuel Oros
Dec 15, 2018
Floyd Hartley
Bull elk roaming, light snow and on the ground but no need for traction. 6.6mi
Sep 22, 2018
Jeremy Craven
Sep 22, 2018
Cass Grandone
6.6mi
Sep 2, 2018
Joe Crimando
Aug 11, 2018
Max Swearingen
Jul 16, 2018
Teresa Grammatke
Jul 15, 2018
Andrea Turner

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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