Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

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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 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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Feb 19, 2017
Nick Pantier
5.2mi
Feb 16, 2017
Emery M
Beautiful 68 degree day in February 4.4mi
Feb 8, 2017
Dylan Miller
Feb 7, 2017
Justine Geber
Nov 13, 2016
Allison Caldwell
Nov 12, 2016
EJ Hassenfratz
Beautiful, well maintained, quiet hike with switchbacks and light rock scrambling. Saw some mule deer as well! 1.5mi
Nov 9, 2016
Susan Sweet
Wear hat & sunscreen - more than half the hike is in direct sun, no trees. Great singletrack trail for small groups. 4.8mi
Nov 1, 2016
William King

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