Jack's Cruel Joke
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -143' -44 m
High: 9,853' 3,003 m
Low: 9,710' 2,960 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“Rocky trail with switchbacks and a little exposure.”— D L
Jack's Cruel Joke traverses a steep hillside, and has a bit of outslope near the top of the trail. After turning through a tight switchback from Hermit Placer Trail, the trail descends through three more switchbacks and a rocky section before coming to an end on Sunbeam Drive.
Take a left on Sunbeam Drive towards the ice arena, or cross the road and hike Sunbeam Trail to Carter Park.
The trail is a rougher climb, but is the quickest route to Moonstone Trail and Barney Ford Trail from the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.
Jack's is south-facing, permitting earlier access with a lot of aspens for late season leaf peeping.
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Land Manager: Town of Breckenridge, CO - Open Space Dept.