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Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

 40 votes

Length

4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers


Elevation

918' 280 m

Ascent

-919' -280 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

7,192' 2,192 m

High

6,289' 1,917 m

Low

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All Clear 3 days ago
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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 Trailhead. 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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Apr 22, 2018
Carolyn Jungels
Apr 15, 2018
Sam Polley
5.4mi
Apr 15, 2018
Ian Hellbusch
Great for trail running! 4.3mi
Apr 12, 2018
David M
Mar 31, 2018
Brian Huber
Nice (but crowded) hike with Lauren.
Mar 17, 2018
Elizabeth Frazee
Mar 17, 2018
Dusty Sleeves
Nice hike with good views. Passed 40+ people on the trail. Some ice and mud.
Feb 17, 2018
Gamaliel Whitney
Did multiple loops 7.1mi

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