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black Grandfather Trail

Trail

2.0 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,136' 346 m
Descent: -503' -153 m
High: 5,893' 1,796 m
Low: 5,255' 1,602 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

This trail is, in one word, intense! The trail has super exposed section on ladders, killer views, and is just awesome!

Brandon Thrower

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

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This trail is crazy intense, crossing an amazing ridgeline with exposed section on ladders and incredible views. Expect highly technical alpine terrain, multiple ladders on exposed cliffs, cables to help assist you one your way up slick rocks, and lots of scrambling. The trail might be short, but it doesn't lack in adventure and views!

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Jul 1, 2019
eric pulaski
from upper parking lot to Calloway Peak with 30# ruck, back on Underwood. 5.3mi — 4h 36m
Jun 30, 2019
Phil York
Fun!
Jun 17, 2019
Chris Ferrone
Jun 1, 2019
Eason Bryan
Lots of beautiful views but defiantly some challenging hiking.
Sep 21, 2018
Sean Cranmer
Aug 9, 2018
Tom Grego
Jul 27, 2018
Hayden Holbrook
Jul 13, 2018
Baylee Lorraine

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  4.8 from 16 votes

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