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Twitchell Elevator

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,038' 621 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 2,253' 687 m
Low: 255' 78 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 58% (30°)

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Trail shared by Tilman Giese

A very steel trail through Limekiln State Park up the bottom of Stone Ridge

Tilman Giese

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail is not for the casual hiker as it gains 2,000 feet of elevation in little over 2 miles. Some sections are very steep. But you get rewarded with great views of the coast.

There is room for a few cars right next to Highway 1. The trail gently starts to climb the first ridge into Limekiln State Park. Views of the coastal bluffs are abundant. You parallel West Fork Limekiln Creek for the remainder of the first mile and then cross the creek with careful boulder and log hopping. The trail picks up elevation gain again eventually moving out of the trees and offering you a spectacular view. The last half mile is the hardest section with a very steep ascent on the grassy ridge. The trail reaches Stone Ridge Trail #4E13 after 2.3 miles.

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Mar 23, 2019
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Coastal view from the junction of Stone Ridge Trail with the social trail up the Stone Ridge Spine.
Nov 18, 2019 near King City, CA
Ocean views on the way to Cone Peak
Nov 18, 2018 near King City, CA
Sunset over Limekiln State Park.
Nov 18, 2019 near King City, CA

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