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Trail

3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 314' 96 m
Descent: -976' -298 m
High: 3,002' 915 m
Low: 2,143' 653 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Anina Middleton

A beautiful trail that gives you amazing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Anina Middleton

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Not too steep of a trail with great views for everyone.

Description

This is a very easy trail to follow. Start at the main parking lot and head straight in on the Saratoga Gap Trail. There are not too many turnoffs and all are well labeled. The beginning of the trail is covered by trees, but shortly after you hit the falls area, the trail opens up to give you amazing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can cut back to the parking lot for a shorter hike on some of the turnoff trails or make this a longer out and back by following the trail to the end.

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Mar 8, 2019
Ivy Meep
Some of Ridge also, not all the way to the end. also side trip to falls overlook 3.6mi
Jan 26, 2019
Daniella Florant
Oct 27, 2018
Brittanie Froehlich
hiked in set up camp at frog flats then hiked the rest of Saratoga Gap trail. 3.6mi
Oct 13, 2018
Seth Klarity
Sep 5, 2018
Rashmi Kulkarni
Adventurous trail with big boulders and steep steps with rope. Opportunities to do bouldering.
Jul 22, 2018
Sophia Barwegen
Nov 18, 2017
The Stig
Sep 9, 2017
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in California

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