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blue Catamount Trail (Green Mountain Falls)

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2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,195' 364 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 9,243' 2,817 m
Low: 8,078' 2,462 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by David Orner

A moderate trail that climbs from the town of Green Mountain Falls up to the South Catamount Reservoir.

David Orner

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

You cannot park on the road leading to the trailhead; park nearby in town instead (there are a couple dirt pulloffs you can park at).

To get to the trailhead, Hike uphill on Hondo Avenue until you reach a gate that blocks access to traffic and enter past it. A short bit of hiking later, you'll come across a sign labeling Catamount Trail in addition to Thomas Trail, which shares a trailhead. The Catamount Trail is indicated with blue dot markers, so follow those as you begin.

At the previously mentioned sign, scramble over the rocks to begin your ascent. The first half of this trail is mostly uphill via a number of switchbacks. Once you've taken the final switchback, the terrain will level out and you'll be greeted with a sign advising that you are entering the "Garden of Eden". Garden of Eden is very pretty and definitely worth taking your time hiking through on your way to the reservoir.

Once you've finished the garden, you'll be dumped onto a forest service road where you can hike the remaining few tenths of a mile (going uphill again) before you find the Catamount Reservoir dead ahead.

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Apr 22, 2019
Fred Bob
14h 30m
Dec 15, 2018
Matt Mumbach
Oct 23, 2018
Rinat Shagisultanov
Aug 5, 2018
David Orner
Jul 29, 2018
Jacq Marie
6.5mi
Jun 9, 2018
Jeff G
Jun 2, 2018
Tony Carr
10.3mi
May 20, 2018
Aaron Tennies

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