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Old Ranch Road Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -280' -85 m
High: 714' 218 m
Low: 434' 132 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Ashley Clayton

A winding singletrack down the mountain.

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Need to Know

Lots of bugs that like to cling to you in the overgrown sections. Long pants might be a good idea.

Description

A steady, singletrack descent from the upper parking lot, following alongside (and out of view of) Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, ending near Carter Street. Apparently, it used to be a stagecoach road from the old days.

The first third or so of the trail is considerably overgrown (but still passable). It clears up around where the road bends to the right.

There is a short flat portion that hugs around a water tower, then leads to another downhill. This later half of the trail, while lacking the overgrowth of the first half, is in much rougher shape. On top of that, there is fairly heavy foliage obscuring some small obstacles.

Next thing you know, you're back at Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy.

Side note: This seems to be one of the lesser used trails in the park. Very rarely have I encountered another person on it.

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