Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

 23 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°)

All Clear

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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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Jul 15, 2017
Micki Balder
Did the clockwise loop. Some slow parts because of the rocks, but generally pretty moderate. Parking lot was mostly empty at 7am on a Saturday 4.3mi
Jul 2, 2017
John Flynn
Jun 27, 2017
Edgar Vazquez
Jun 25, 2017
Lauren Weber
Jun 24, 2017
Stacy Iron
With fast group, didn't have much time to enjoy the scenery (Sharon, Liz) 4.3mi
Jun 16, 2017
Molly H
4.2mi — 2h 40m
Jun 16, 2017
Leigha Rokey
Jun 14, 2017
Brandon Hopper

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  4.0 from 23 votes

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