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black Fir Trail (Lower)

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
50% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -584' -178 m
High: 2,201' 671 m
Low: 1,618' 493 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

A trail with several steep sections spread throughout.

Megan W

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Lower Fir trail is steep and slippery over loose soil.

Description

With 600ft of elevation change in just under 0.7 miles, it makes for an average gradient of about 16%. This trail is tiered, however, so there are flatter sections and several much steeper sections - one entailing exposed sandstone at >25%

In the downhill direction, it's such a steep descent it is not very comfortable for running. Uphill, it's a great trail to retest your max heart rate. Not the best scenery, mostly wooded and dry. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Douglas fir and second growth redwoods.

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Mar 31, 2018
Christina Jensen
Took a wrong turn that added a little challenge to my hike.

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#2,128

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