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Kraft Mountain Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 587' 179 m
Descent: -586' -179 m
High: 4,263' 1,299 m
Low: 3,683' 1,123 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Rick Anthony

A great trail with amazing rock formations and plenty of wildlife.

Rick Anthony

Features Birding · Cave · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the trailhead in Calico Basin, there is a well-marked route that takes you around Kraft Mountain in the La Madre Wilderness. There are some spots where you need to use your arms to lift your body around large boulders. The trail is easy to follow for the most part. Big horn sheep are commonly seen in the early mornings and evenings on the back side of Kraft Mountain. There are lots of areas to boulder if you're looking to do a bit of rock climbing.

Flora & Fauna

Several different wildflowers. I also came across a herd of big horn sheep, lots of birds, and seeing a desert tortoise is common.

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Aug 17, 2019
Michael B
Awesome trail! Trail is best hiked in the opposite direction indicated in the map. 3.7mi — 1h 40m
Jul 5, 2019
Leonel Jacquez-Bojorquez
3.5mi — 1h 41m
Jun 22, 2019
Tracy Winton
3.7mi — 1h 50m
May 22, 2019
B K
Apr 17, 2019
Mg Shrink
Beautiful. Easy to loose trail in some areas
Mar 24, 2019
Tracy Winton
2h 14m
Mar 10, 2019
Ricky Valencia
Views amazing!
Feb 23, 2019
Peggy Hsieh

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 37 votes

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#38

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in Calico Basin

#2

in Nevada

#38

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