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Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

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Length


4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers


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

Shared By Scott Hosie

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

Scott Hosie

Dogs Leashed

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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Feb 10, 2019
S Thurston
Jan 4, 2019
Tarita Fisher Boersma
Dec 27, 2018
Mark Gueswell
Hiked with Jon Strotz 4.3mi
Nov 20, 2018
Kim Chrislip
w Holly & Sam. Icy in the shady section. 4.3mi
Oct 28, 2018
Sarah B
some step parts that you scramble and climb over 4.3mi
Oct 20, 2018
Joe Martinez
W Amo Nice light jacket Dry trail
Oct 6, 2018
Amy Nguyen
Oct 6, 2018
Leah Rawdon
4.3mi — 2h 31m

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