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Homestead Trail

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1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


84%

Runnable

460' 140 m

Ascent

-23' -7 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

6,123' 1,866 m

High

5,682' 1,732 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

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All Clear 39 days ago
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Gain the ridge and some great views on this non-technical trail.

Tom Robson

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Features Views · Wildflowers

Please stay on trail! It helps to conserve cultural resources and allows for easier spotting of pesky critters, like snakes...

Description

Named for the historic homesteads surrounding this trail, Homestead doesn't actually directly encounter any homes.

Starting from Towhee, Homestead Trail heads due west and contours the hillside. At ~.25mi, the trail heads due directly north and switchbacks four times to gain the ridge. Once on the ridge, Homestead Trail is very straightforward. The last semi-technical aspect of this trail is a drop into and out of Shadow Canyon proper. From here the trail contours north, eventually connecting with Mesa Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for Rattlesnakes.

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Jul 14, 2015
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  3.6 from 5 votes

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