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HUFS to Eungok Temple Ridgeline

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One way

6.8 miles

11.0 km

Difficulty

Difficult

Elevation gain

2,929 ft

893 m

Highest point

2,005 ft

611 m

Avg grade

14% (8°)

Elevation loss

-2,271 ft

-692 m

Max grade

67% (34°)

Elevation loss

-2,271 ft

-692 m

Avg grade

14% (8°)

Lowest point

348 ft

106 m


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Shared by Dean Jorgensen

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Overview

This trail starts off of a small street; it is clearly marked and intended for public access. There is a map at the trailhead showing the different trails available along the route.

The start of the trail is a small climb past farming plots which quickly end as the trail heads into the forest. The flora is primarily leaf dropping trees and small shrubbery along a generally wide track trail. You can see several kinds of flowers during the spring. As the trail climbs, you'll encounter some stairs, but hikers can hike along beside the stairs if their preference is to not use them.

After about 3/4 of a kilometer, the trail will cross a fire access road and continue climbing. From the trailhead past the fire access road and to the initial summit is approximately 2.5 km with about 400 meters or so of elevation; it is a...
This trail starts off of a small street; it is clearly marked and intended for public access. There is a map at the trailhead showing the different trails available along the route.

The start of the trail is a small climb past farming plots which quickly end as the trail heads into the forest. The flora is primarily leaf dropping trees and small shrubbery along a generally wide track trail. You can see several kinds of flowers during the spring. As the trail climbs, you'll encounter some stairs, but hikers can hike along beside the stairs if their preference is to not use them.

After about 3/4 of a kilometer, the trail will cross a fire access road and continue climbing. From the trailhead past the fire access road and to the initial summit is approximately 2.5 km with about 400 meters or so of elevation; it is a tough climb, but some great wide views along the way and a satisfying feeling once the summit has been reached. Once you near the summit/ridge line, there is about 300m of stairs—there is no way to avoid these as the climb is too steep.

Once at the top of this main trail, you'll hike along a ridgeline. The ridgeline is generally singletrack with rocks, loose dirt, and leaves in places. It is wise to watch your footing as you are often hiking along a narrow ridge 'peak' and wouldn't want to tumble off either side. There are several steep climbs and descents along the ridgeline; this makes it a very challenging route for at pace movement.

Need to Know

There is no real parking, but any open space along the road where other cars are parked is fine.

Another thing to note is that the gained elevation is incorrectly displayed here. There is a minimum of 2140m of total elevation gain on this route.

Flora & Fauna

Leaf dropping trees, green in the summer and late spring while dry and brown during the winter and early spring. The autumn leaves provide spectacular colors. There are also several types of flowering shrubs along the initial climb during the spring.
Shared by Dean Jorgensen

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