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blueBlack Belcher Hill

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4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,733' 528 m
Descent: -437' -133 m
High: 7,886' 2,404 m
Low: 6,153' 1,875 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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A massive climb up the center of White Ranch Open Space Park.

Benjamin Pontecorvo

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Description

There can be heavy equestrian traffic on the bottom half of this trail. It starts at the East parking lot as you travel through two horse gates - please respect the horses. After the 2nd horse gate the trail becomes very rocky.

The gradual climb from the rock garden to the stream crossing is very heavily trafficked by hikers, bikers and horses.

Once at the stream, you'll start a 1700+ foot vertical ascent over packed red rock, loose hard pack, loose rock, gravel, and finally dirt with roots. If runed from start to finish, this is a strenuous trail due to the unrelenting steep grade and loose nature of the trail surface. There are plenty of singletrack alternatives, but this is the most direct way to the back of the park.

Flora & Fauna

Put your head down and ascend nearly 2000' on this wide but rugged doubletrack.

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Apr 8, 2018
K K
Aug 11, 2017
Toko Morimoto
Jul 8, 2017
Donnie Hinshaw
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May 24, 2017
Ben Tyler
Apr 15, 2017
Lynda Wacht

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