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North Old Mac Trail

Intermediate
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The more moderate side of the longer Old Mac mountain loop.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Point to Point

3,001' 915 m

High

1,421' 433 m

Low

1,631' 497 m

Up

93' 28 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Backcountry permits are required to stay overnight.

Description

This trail follows the easier side of the Old Mac trails, with a lower grade than the South Old Mac Trail. The route will lead curious hikers to the jeep road leading up to a fire tower. Make sure you check out the views from the tower...it's worth the 1/2-mile trek up the hill, especially once you've made it this far!

There are plenty of wildflowers and a nice backcountry camping site at the meeting of North and South Old Mac Trail.

Flora & Fauna

There are plenty of rattlesnakes in the area, so be careful to avoid them. Many wildflowers including wild violets and daisies along the trail, especially during the spring.

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Shared By:

Matt Sloan

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Nov 27, 2019
Tom Griffin
Jul 29, 2019
Jo Kendrick
moderate uphill, not strenuous 4.8mi
May 28, 2019
Anton Ievlev
4mi — 3h 00m
Jun 26, 2018
John Keoni Cappiello
3.7mi