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Short, high, ridge top trail to nowhere. Nice views.


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Map Key

0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

Point to Point

1,193' 364 m

High

1,148' 350 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

45' 14 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Description

Old Mine Trail is found at the 1.5 mile mark along Merry-Go-Round Trail, on the north side of Merry-Go-Round Trail.

Old Mine Trail is a flat, grassy trail in an open area of low brush. Initially on a gently sloping hillside with great views to the north, northeast, and east, the trail reaches the ridge top shortly. Once on the ridge top, views to the southwest, west, and northwest are added to the panorama.

The forested Santa Cruz Mountains can be seen in all directions. Additionally, in the far distance to the east, the Diablo Range on the other side of Santa Clara Valley, is visible.

Old Mine Trail ends after a short 0.3 miles where the ridge ends. Below the end of the ridge is a pond set in the brushy valley below. At the trail end, the trail circles around a clump of bushes, but there is no (obvious) evidence of a mine anywhere.

Flora & Fauna

Low brush and grass.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Nearby forested hills, and in the far distance to the east (right horizon) is the Diablo Range on the far side of Santa Clara Valley.  Seen along Old Mine Trail.
Dec 31, 2020 near Interlaken, CA
Old Mine Trail deadends at a loop around some brush amid the forested hills.
Dec 31, 2020 near Interlaken, CA
High on Merry-Go-Round Trail, looking east.
Dec 31, 2020 near Interlaken, CA

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