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Atalaya Mountain Trail (#170)

 19 votes

Length

3.5 Miles 5.6 Kilometers

77%

Runnable

Elevation

1,776' 541 m

Ascent

-5' -1 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

9,115' 2,778 m

High

7,342' 2,238 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 86 days ago
Snowy - The trail is mostly clear with some minimal snow coverage once you get within about a mile of the top. History

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A great mountain trail close to town offering wonderful views from the top.

Peter Olson

Overview

Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers

Runner Notes

This trail can get pretty steep and is very popular with hikers and some mountain bikers.

Description

From a large parking lot at St. John's College, the trail heads north and east. It skirts an arroyo before crossing it to gain the sweet singletrack that climbs and climbs to the summit of Atalaya Mountain.

The trail is well used and is a nice singletrack winding through the forest. There are places that contour around steep hillsides offering views down toward town. The higher you go, the steeper it gets until you top out on a more level view spot.

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Feb 21, 2018
David Klatt
Jul 30, 2017
Jeanine Steffy
Perfect weather! (As usual.)
Apr 13, 2017
GrammaSamson
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Nov 2, 2016
Lisa Clarke Devore
5.9mi
Oct 14, 2015
Silasmp Peterson

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  4.5 from 19 votes

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