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green Point Mariah Hiking Trail

Trail

4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 454' 138 m
Descent: -579' -176 m
High: 7,120' 2,170 m
Low: 6,775' 2,065 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by George Lamson

A singletrack out and back trail leading to Mariah Point which overlooks the Royal Gorge of American River.

George Lamson

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is part of the Royal Gorge ski trails in the winter and is a popular hiking trail in the summer. It is part of a network of connected trails that access the open space area in the southern Donner Summit area.

The tread of the trail is well worn and easy to follow out to the rocky promontory that is Mariah Pt. The view from the point of the Pacific Crest, American River headwaters basin, and the Royal Gorge is spectacular. As the name implies, the point can be quite windy at times.

Flora & Fauna

The trail cuts through a Jeffrey pine/fir forest and during the summer is populated by a large collection of Sierra wildflowers. The forest is the home to deer, ground squirrels, bobcat, martens, coyotes, bears and the occasional mountain lion. There is a wide variety of Northern Sierra birdlife.

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in Royal Gorge

#17921

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#4

in Royal Gorge

#2,113

in California

#17,921

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