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Mt. Galbraith Park Loop

 31 votes

4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers

 

83% 

Runnable

100%

Singletrack

918' 280 m

Ascent

-919' -280 m

Descent

7,192' 2,192 m

High

6,289' 1,917 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

All Clear

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A fun singletrack lollipop loop up and around Mt. Galbraith's peak with views in all directions.

Scott Hosie

Overview

This route begins climbing toward the top of Mt. Galbraith from the Cedar Gulch Trailhead. There are few trees along most of the route which allow for open views in all directions. However, the lack of trees provides little to no shade on a hot sunny day, so be ready with water and sunscreen.

The climbing is steep in some areas, so be prepared.
Features: River/Creek — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

There is not much parking at the trailhead.

Description

From the trailhead follow Cedar Gulch Trail approximately 1.3 miles to your first intersection, the map shows going right but you can run this loop either way. If you want a more gradual climb to the top and a descent with some steep rocky sections go left onto the Mt. Galbraith Loop. If you prefer the opposite, turn right. After approximately 1.6 miles, you'll end up back at the intersection and can follow the Cedar Gulch Trail back to the parking area.

There is one other trail intersection for the Nightbird Gulch Trail just past the first intersection if you do the loop clockwise. It is marked by signs, so you can easily stay on the Mt. Galbraith Loop.

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Jun 24, 2017
Toko Morimoto
Jun 17, 2017
Xavier Provencher
4.3mi
Jun 13, 2017
Kennedy May
4mi
Jun 7, 2017
Richard M
Good beginner to intermediate run. Slow climb for the first 2 miles. Not much shade. Some areas are difficult to navigate, good run overall. 4.3mi
May 28, 2017
Alan Currens
This trail is NOT 4.3 miles!! It's closer to 2. 2mi
May 28, 2017
Sammy Feegs
May 27, 2017
Alan Currens
May 24, 2017
Ben Tyler

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All Clear 87 days ago
Dry - Beautifully clear, lots of sun which I enjoy but be cautious of the lack of shade!
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