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blueBlack Oak Spring Trail

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 844' 257 m
Descent: -229' -70 m
High: 4,777' 1,456 m
Low: 3,933' 1,199 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Nathan Carroll

An out-and-back trail that has moderate elevation gains that leads to about halfway up the west side of the basin.

Nathan Carroll

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

As of March 2017, the trail starts at the Ross Maxwell Road not the GPS marked spot. To get to the GPS start, park at Sam Nail Ranch Trail off of Ross Maxwell. Oak Springs Road is right across from Sam Neil.

Head down Oak Springs Road for ~2.3 miles until you get to the fork of Oak Springs Trail and Cattail Falls. The first ~third of the trail has mild gains. The second third has more gain and several switchbacks. The west side vista opens up along this portion of the trail.

The trail crests and then drops down into the basin to Window Trail. The trail beyond the marked GPS start does not have a parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Coyotes and herbaceous flowering plants.

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Nov 25, 2018
Patti B
Took Window trail instead of from Ross Maxwell road. Panoramic views. Can see slit were window-waterfall is. Narrow with steep drop offs
Oct 21, 2018
Erin Andary
1.7mi
May 25, 2018
Mindy Mitchell
Started from intersection with Window trail, down to Oak Spring and back up, making one long out and back from the Basin campground. It was very h… 3.4mi
Jan 17, 2018
Allison Snyder
Dec 23, 2016
Akash Sharma
Apr 18, 2015
Chris Rutan

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