ElevationAscent: 644' 196 m
Descent: -359' -109 m
High: 3,290' 1,003 m
Low: 2,650' 808 m
GradeAvg Grade: 20% (11°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)
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“A steep trail to the summit then down the backside to the base of the Monkey Face Pinnacle.”— Dallas R
As you continue up and over the summit, you'll be able to see the mountains to the west. There is a memorial bench that provides a convenient resting place while enjoying the vistas. As you start down you'll be very close to Monkey Face Pinnacle. The switchbacks will begin again, at first frequent, then as you progress down further apart. Watch for a boulder with a hole in it, climb in, now look out the window. This is a great place for pictures.
Use caution on this section. The steepness of the trail combined with the loose pebbles can make footing very difficult. There are lots of slip-and-fall injuries on this section. The visitor center has antiseptic and band aids most of the time. There is a set of crutches at Misery Ridge/ Mesa Verde trail junction.
The few yards of the trail drop over erosion mitigation boards. There big steps combined with the loose pebbles.
Many folks will hike this trail backwards: climbing up the loose pebble switchbacks and descending the stairs.
Land Manager: Oregon State Parks