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Crosier Mountain Rainbow Trail #981

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Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 17' 5 m
Descent: -1,256' -383 m
High: 8,249' 2,514 m
Low: 7,011' 2,137 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Jared Crockett

This trail is best used as a descent through beautiful country.

Jared Crockett

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Trailhead access is temporarily closed. Access only available from the Garden Gate Trailhead. Please check with the National Forest Service for updates.

Description

The Rainbow trail is steep and narrow in places with many root and rock steps. It winds through gorgeous forest and is fun to hike down. This wouldn't be my first choice as an uphill option as the first ~3/4 mile is very steep and difficult to climb. The last half mile has a long series of root and rock steps where the trail is very narrow and somewhat overgrown by vegetation.

Be aware that the northern trailhead access is temporarily closed. If you go down this trail, be prepared to hike back up it.

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Sep 23, 2018
KM Lacy
Up to the junction with summit trail and back down. Call trails were immaculate. 5mi
May 27, 2018
David Lucas
From Gravel Pit, steep but worth the climb to the Crosier Mountain summit. Last 1/2 mike to the summit is steep. 7.6mi

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