Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

 29 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

27 days agoUpdate

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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Sep 17, 2017
Joe Haberer
Aug 27, 2017
Katie B
Sunny and gradual climb. Nice little hike! 4.3mi
Aug 27, 2017
Patrick Csongei
hiked this loop with KB. Nice and relaxing 4.4mi
Aug 25, 2017
Kayla Maureen
this was an incredible trail! one of my favorites so far. we got a little confused when coming around the loop to go back down until we saw the arrows 4.3mi
Aug 19, 2017
Aaron Rodgers
Aug 9, 2017
Kristy Slibsager
Aug 8, 2017
Bill Bullard
Aug 7, 2017
Rachel Potter

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All Clear 27 days ago
Dry - Beautifully clear, lots of sun which I enjoy but be cautious of the lack of shade!
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