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dblack Whitewash Trail

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3.9 mile 6.2 kilometer point to point
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,579' 786 m
Descent: -105' -32 m
High: 8,531' 2,600 m
Low: 5,997' 1,828 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Brian Pilgrim

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

Brian Pilgrim

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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Jun 14, 2019
Daniel Grotte
Wear good hiking shoes. 1mi
Mar 2, 2018
Jackie Sena
Most difficult 9mi

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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#78

in New Mexico

#4,597

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