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blueBlack Big Rock Trail

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 768' 234 m
Descent: -16' -5 m
High: 1,119' 341 m
Low: 367' 112 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Alvaro Frausto

A longer, much less crowded trail to go up Cowles Mountain.

Alvaro Frausto

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The can be accessed from a couple of points: one is located at the end of Big Rock Rd. and the other is the Cowles Mountain Trailhead at Big Rock Park. Parking is plentiful and is located in a residential area.

This trail is well groomed and marked and has less than a tenth of the traffic experienced at the popular Cowles Mountain Trail. There is little to no shade on this trail so bring plenty of water.

From the trailhead, you begin your gradual but constant climb to the summit. The end of this trail meets the service road that will take you the rest of the way up to the top of Cowels Mountain.

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Nov 23, 2018
James Bravo III
Leisure hike
Aug 2, 2018
Carlos Romero
1.6mi
Jun 30, 2018
Mark M
Apr 14, 2018
kat s
3.1mi
Mar 5, 2018
Janine Martino
Feb 20, 2018
Janine Martino
Jan 16, 2018
Jenna Vivanco
Dec 23, 2017
Brian Larkin

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