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Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

 33 votes

4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers


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Singletrack

918' 280 m

Ascent

-919' -280 m

Descent

7,192' 2,192 m

High

6,289' 1,917 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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A fun singletrack lollipop loop up and around Mt. Galbraith's peak with views in all directions.

Scott Hosie

Overview

This route begins climbing toward the top of Mt. Galbraith from the !Cedar Gulch Trail. There are few trees along most of the route which allow for open views in all directions. However, the lack of trees provides little to no shade on a hot sunny day, so be ready with water and sunscreen.

The climbing is steep in some areas, so be prepared.
Features: River/Creek — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

There is not much parking at the trailhead.

Description

From the trailhead follow Cedar Gulch Trail approximately 1.3 miles to your first intersection, the map shows going right but you can hike this loop either way. If you want a more gradual climb to the top and a descent with some steep rocky sections go left onto the Mt. Galbraith Loop. If you prefer the opposite, turn right. After approximately 1.6 miles, you'll end up back at the intersection and can follow the Cedar Gulch Trail back to the parking area.

There is one other trail intersection for the Nightbird Gulch Trail just past the first intersection if you do the loop clockwise. It is marked by signs, so you can easily stay on the Mt. Galbraith Loop.

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Jan 19, 2018
Vid Miller
Jan 2, 2018
RS Cahill
Jan 1, 2018
Rob Pressly
Dec 27, 2017
David Leichner
Nice hike but very windy.
Dec 17, 2017
Jonathan Bihl
4.5mi
Dec 10, 2017
Jeff spiegel
Dec 9, 2017
Allison Klein
Fun easier hike
Nov 30, 2017
Allegra Waterman-Snow
4.3mi

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