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West Cardiac Hill

Intermediate
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Cardiac Hill breaks off into a desert grass path on this brief shortcut.


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0.3

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

4,610' 1,405 m

High

4,541' 1,384 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Wildflowers

Description

West Cardiac Hill splits from its namesake after the latter crosses a dry creek bed. The initial path is semi-rocky, winding and making an up-and-down path to the southwest. Like Castner Range Fence Line, many sections of the trail are bordered by tall grasses, an unusual feature in the desert.

After a quarter mile, the trail doubles back and descends towards a dry creek bed. It then turns back west towards its end at Blue Moon. If beginning West Cardiac from this side, the GPS track can help in locating it, as the entry is unmarked and easy to miss.

Flora & Fauna

Sumacs, acacias, prickly pears and other species of cacti. Rabbits and birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brendan Ross with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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Celebration of Our Mountains.
Oct 8, 2015 near Westway, TX
Looking west from the trail, prickly poppies
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
View of Cardiac Hill from the trail
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX

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Apr 20, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Easy connector trail with good views. 0.3mi — 0h 10m