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Gulpha Gorge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (10)

A steep descent/ascent into a scenic and dramatic valley.


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Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

936' 285 m

High

637' 194 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

301' 92 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail begins at the Gulpha Gorge trailhead, near the intersection of N. Mountain Road with and Hot Springs Mountain Drive. Signs will point the way, and give visitors distances of the various trails in the area.

From the trailhead, this trail begins a steep descent. This trail is much more dramatic than the others in the area, and the route drops away steeply. Visitors will enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulpha Gorge while heading down this trail. There are water bars and other technical features that prevent erosion, and caution is recommended for all visitors.

Once visitors reach the bottom of the trail, they will enjoy the most dramatic of the views to be had. The trail dead ends at an intersection with the Dead Chief Trail. From there, it is a strenuous climb back up to the trailhead!

It is also possible to access this trail from the Gulpha Gorge Campground, though visitors will have to cross a creek to access the trail.

Flora & Fauna

Visitors will enjoy the shade of both coniferous pines and hardwoods.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Hot Springs

Shared By:

Kyle Schildgen with improvements by Zac Nixon

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  3.4 from 10 votes

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Jul 26, 2019
Matt Culpepper
To Hot Springs Mtn Trl and Peak Trl (2.8/500) Total 0.6mi
Jul 5, 2019
Devin Beal
May 1, 2019
David Hitchcock
Apr 22, 2019
Catherine Kirby
Apr 21, 2019
Joseph DeLuna
Sep 30, 2018
Michelle Lepitre
Sep 30, 2018
Briana Graves
Sep 4, 2018
Ryan Mulvania