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blueBlack Hopalong Cassidy Trail

Trail

8.1 mile 13.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,462' 751 m
Descent: -1,175' -358 m
High: 1,549' 472 m
Low: 227' 69 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Ken Palagyi

A singletrack trail with lots of hillside exposure.

Ken Palagyi

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This is a good out and back singletrack trail if you hike up to the cross viewpoint and back. Along with the undulating trail, you'll be in for a good climb, about 900 ft. Once you reach the top, you'll be treated to a fun downhill. There is a lot of hillside exposure that can make the hike more exciting on the way back down.

It's best to get up and out early, as this trail can be crowded during the winter months. I'd rate this trail three stars in the winter because of crowds, but four stars in the summer when fewer people are outside.

Beyond the cross viewpoint the trail gradually becomes steeper, looser, and more exposed. It can get pretty rugged and steep near the upper reaches.

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Land Manager: City of Palm Desert, CA

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#1,696

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