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Mt Wittenberg

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,108' 338 m
Descent: -146' -45 m
High: 1,263' 385 m
Low: 155' 47 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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The steep ascent to the top of Mt. Wittenberg reaches the highest peak on the Pt. Reyes peninsula.

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Features Birding · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Fairly steady climb but has a handful of steep pitches. The trail is technical in places so watch your footing.

Description

From the south end of the Bear Valley Trailhead parking lot, follow the park access road through a meadow that leads directly south. This soon intersects with the start of the Mount Wittenberg trail heading west. The Mt. Wittenberg Trail passes through dense Douglas fir and oak forest on its way, 1300 feet up to the summit. The grade is mostly steady but there are some steep sections. Once you emerge into the first open meadow and the grade eases, a short trail (Mt. Wittenberg Summit Trail) to the top of Mt. Wittenberg departs to the north. Note: bikes are not allowed on this trail.

Mt. Wittenberg is named after a father-son pair who ran a diary ranch here in the 1860's.

Flora & Fauna

Maidenhair, huckleberry, ferns, deer, birds.

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On the Sky Trail
Mar 24, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Junction of Mt Wittenberg Trail and Bear Valley Trail
Mar 24, 2015 near Lagunit…, CA

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