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Crack in the Mountain Trail

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Length


4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


347' 106 m

Ascent

-477' -146 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

858' 262 m

High

469' 143 m

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Conditions


All Clear 53 days ago
Mostly Dry - Only a few ankle deep potholes in the slot canyon. History

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This is a very popular and scenic hike that follows a wash to the shoreline of Lake Havasu.

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Description

This is a very popular and scenic trail that follows a wash to the shoreline of Lake Havasu. The hike takes about three to four hours and is just over two miles each way. Hikers have the option of staying in the wash and going through the "Crack," a narrow slot canyon, or go up a parallel route following the wash on the hillside and back into the wash trail. Like most desert wash trails, flash floods pose a danger. Flooding can be a hazard because several small washes funnel into the large wash creating the narrow slot canyon. If recent significant rain has occurred, small pools form within the narrow passages. While the pools are passable, the rocks are slippery and the pools can be 2 feet deep or more and hiking the trail is not advised. The crack has a steep slide rock portion thats fairly easy going down, but very hard to climb back up. Most hikers choose to hike down the crack and take the upper trail to bypass the crack on the way back. The upper trail on the return crosses or rejoins the wash trail and main trail shortly before arriving back at the trailhead.

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Dec 25, 2018
Peggy Hsieh
Great view by the lake. Take lake view trail out and wash/canyon trail back.
Jan 21, 2018
Nicole Coish
Lifting it Harbor 4.1mi

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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