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blue North Slaughter Canyon Trail

Trail

5.4 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,928' 588 m
Descent: -54' -16 m
High: 6,141' 1,872 m
Low: 4,213' 1,284 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A steady climb from the Slaughter Canyon Cave parking area to the Guadalupe Ridge Trail.

Kristen Arendt

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Need to Know

Unless only going a short distance up the canyon, a topographic map and knowledge of its use is essential.

Description

The trail begins from the north end of the parking lot for the Slaughter Canyon Cave. The Slaughter Canyon Cave Trail branches off to the west not far from the start of this trail.

Hikers will head out into the mouth of Slaughter Canyon. The canyon is very large with several branches including West Slaughter, Middle Slaughter, and North Slaughter. The trail first goes up Middle Slaughter before turning into North Slaughter
and finally ending at the Guadalupe Ridge Trail.

The first 3 miles are seemingly flat, but around mile 3, the trail starts to climb more noticeably. From here, hikers have a steady mile long incline before the trail levels back out around mile 4. The last mile flattens back out for an easy hike to the junction with the Guadalupe Ridge Trail.

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Dec 26, 2016
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