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10.2

Miles

16.4

KM

Point to Point

4,886' 1,489 m

High

4,346' 1,325 m

Low

1,092' 333 m

Up

1,049' 320 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Description

The trail starts out climbing from the parking lot and heads right at 0.2 miles. Continue climbing, and at about 0.8 miles you'll find another junction. Stay right and the next three miles are a nice combination of climbs and descents.

At 3.7 miles in, you'll come to a gravel road where there is another trail crossing the road. This is an easy place to get lost as the Flume Trail intersects at this point. Turn right on the gravel road and within 50 yards you'll see singletrack veering off to the left of the road. Follow this singletrack to avoid taking a detour on the Flume Trail.

Next, you'll find yourself hiking near a church camp. You'll want to stay to your left as you pass two intersections. You'll hike on private land for a short while, stay on the trail. Follow the East Ridge trail signs as you climb out of the church camp. You'll hit doubletrack for a short distance, then at 5.3 miles in follow the singletrack that's off to the right.

The next 1/3 of a mile is a little rocky, and descends to another gravel road. The trail parallels this round for a bit; climb this trail for the next mile then, at 6.7 miles in, you'll come to an intersection (the same place you turned right at the 0.8 mile point of your hike).

Take the gravel road to your right and head down it for about a 100 yards, and a trail takes off from the road to the right. Follow this singletrack trail, staying left at the next two junctions, and then it's all right turns from here out. You'll climb with some short descents interspersed along the way until about 8.5 miles in.

Now, the trail is mostly downhill back to your car. You'll hike through a super-D course with a few jumps and berms (watch out for other users!). Cross the road at 10.2 miles, then meet up with the trail you started on. Take a right turn on this trail and hike it 0.2 miles back to the trailhead.

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Christopher Huot

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