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Western States Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1)

A mix of singletrack and fire road that links Hwy 89 to Forest Road 06.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Point to Point

7,137' 2,175 m

High

6,171' 1,881 m

Low

1,478' 450 m

Up

511' 156 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

Western States is a popular trail and a popular starting point for locals.

The western end of the trail is at the midway bridge, just south of Squaw Valley.

From Hwy 89, the trail is a roughly 1.5 mile fun singletrack climb. After 1.5 miles, the trail becomes a mix of old jeep road and singletrack. This is a great, moderate climb (though with a few steep sections) to OTB or to the 06 Road. As a climb, this is like a long staircase with steep sections follow by a short break or downhill. For those wanting a shorter loop, this trail also connects to The Wall (16N53).

The trail- particularly the last 1.5 mile downhill- is also a great descent.
This is a multi-use trail so be aware of your surroundings and of other users on the trail.

Shared By:

S. Lengyel

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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#4

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#197

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#1,902

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