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South Leaf Trail

Extremely Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 145' 44 m
Descent: -309' -94 m
High: 1,688' 515 m
Low: 1,489' 454 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

One of the most technically challenging trails in the Corte de Madera area.

Megan W

Features Birding · Wildlife

Seasonal rainy season closures- call 650-691-1200 oropenspace.org (Generally open May to October)

Runner Notes

This trail is rooty and rocky with some off cambered parts.

Description

The South Leaf Trail is cut into a steep hillside, roughly paralleling Star Hill Road. The surface is rough and strangely cambered with short, rooty, rocky climbs and drops. South Leaf Trail traverses high above El Corte de Madera Creek through pretty conventional looking forest. The narrow trail has a lot of up and down, making for a somewhat challenging finish to your outing.

The South Leaf Trail can be picked up from the CM08 gate, CM09 gate or either of the two short spurs between these two gates- just off Star Hill Road. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Tanoak woods with a dense under-story of huckleberry shrubs. Some redwoods.

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