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Whitewash Trail

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 4.4 (7)

A very steep, remote trail connecting the southern foothills to Oso Pass.


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3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

Point to Point

8,531' 2,600 m

High

5,997' 1,828 m

Low

2,579' 786 m

Up

105' 32 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The Whitewash Trail is a very steep climb all the way from the Southern Foothills near the Indian School parking lot to the intersection of Embudito Trail (#192) and Embudo Trail at Oso Pass. Once you start heading northeast there are a few user trails that branch off so it may take a few outings to maintain the correct trail, but it gets easier the more you hike here. The user trails either dead end in a wash or on a high point. The right trail does dip through a wash but it continues to climb in a northeasterly direction up to the crest and after about the first mile the user trails disappear so there is no more confusion. The trail is a tough climb, but well worth the effort.

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Brian Pilgrim

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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#96

in New Mexico

#6,112

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Jul 29, 2019
Miguel Ferreira
Vivian and Mika — 11h 11m
Jun 14, 2019
Daniel Grotte
Wear good hiking shoes. 1mi
Mar 2, 2018
Jackie Sena
Most difficult 9mi