ElevationAscent: 798' 243 m
Descent: -1,171' -357 m
High: 2,272' 692 m
Low: 1,317' 402 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“Steep fire road at the top, narrower trail at bottom- but gentlest way to climb from bottom of park”— Megan W
Climb a moderate grade to the highpoint of this trail where it crosses the Manzanita Trail. Continue straight west on Methuselah for a long downhill through second growth redwoods and a sunny, clear area with vistas of neighboring canyons and ridges. Approaching the El Corte de Madera Creek you encounter other trails branching off and a significantly steeper section of narrow trail.
Start the mostly mellow climb from the creek in a ferny wonderland. The trail ends with the CM08 gate at Star Hill Road. If traveled in the opposite (west to east) direction, the Methuselah Trail is one of the more gentle ways to climb up out of the canyon and thereby cross the preserve. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.
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