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blue Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

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Trail

4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 918' 280 m
Descent: -919' -280 m
High: 7,192' 2,192 m
Low: 6,289' 1,917 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Scott Hosie

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

Scott Hosie

Features River/Creek · Views

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.

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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Jun 16, 2019
Kieran Brady
2h 20m
May 27, 2019
David Herbst
May 25, 2019
Ricky Dennis
trail is dry. we enjoyed this trail that is one mile from out house.
May 19, 2019
Colin Shisler
4.3mi
May 17, 2019
E G
May 7, 2019
Christopher Van Gurp
Only one here. Rain. Damp. Moist. Crazy foggy. Got lost. Sucked water off trees. Slipped and almost SNAPPED my shit up. 4.3mi — 1h 28m
May 4, 2019
Rob Pressly
May 4, 2019
Alicia Tom
Late afternoon hike w leah 4.3mi — 2h 03m

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  4.0 from 72 votes

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