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Tafoni Trail (Lower)

Intermediate
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Don't miss the honeycombed sandstone formation on this downhill trek.


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1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

90%

Runnable

2,297' 700 m

High

2,007' 612 m

Low

21' 6 m

Up

311' 95 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Fall Colors · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail can be muddy and slick.

Description

The Tafoni Trail (Lower) starts in a wide clearing where the Tafoni Trail (Upper) and Fir Trail (Upper) form a junction.

Start off with a short downhill and keep an eye out for the right-hand (short out-and-back) detour off Tafoni Trail. Take this footpath to see the ancient sandstone formations. This grouping of large sandstone boulders is rare and fragile, having slowly eroded over the years. An observation deck was built to give a better view and to help protect the formations. Retrace your steps back to the main Tafoni Trail and head right (northeast).

From here it's a lot of downhill, which can be tricky in the fall/winter time after it rains. The trail here is shadowed by oaks and firs. The trail ends at the junction of El Corte de Madera Creek Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Douglas fir, redwoods, black squirrels.

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Megan W

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