Mt. Woodson Road Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,154' 352 m
Descent: -75' -23 m
High: 2,847' 868 m
Low: 1,693' 516 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A steep climb up a radio tower service road.”— Matthew Kidd
The first 0.2 miles can be traversed in multiple ways, on road or trail. From here follow the road straight up another 1.9 miles, passing a water storage container at 0.55 miles.
This hike is a good workout even though you are on a paved surface. Once a group of mountain bikers passed by, well, all but one. The last guy and me were neck and neck at the water container. I thought to myself, I could hike 10% faster. I kicked it up a notch, slowly dropping the guy, and beat him to the top.
It's always tempting to go down the Mt. Woodson Trail a bit on the other side but if you want to go the whole way, you should setup a car shuttle unless you are in quite good shape and have gotten an early start for the round-trip hike.
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