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Too Long Trail

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 3.8 (12)

A tougher alternative to the Bergen Peak Trail, this trail is consistently steep with switchbacks.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

78%

Runnable

9,223' 2,811 m

High

8,064' 2,458 m

Low

1,159' 353 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is closed an hour after sundown to an hour before dawn.

Runner Notes

This trail is very steep with exposed rocks and roots. This is a great trail for hill training!

Description

From the Elk Meadow parking lot, take the Sleepy S Trail to the Meadow View Trail, and continue on for about three miles. If you reach the Founder's Trail, you've gone a little too far.

This trail continues west from the Mountain View Trail and offers an alternate route to the Bergen Peak Trail, though the Too Long Trail is steep, with a ton of switchbacks. Once you've summited Bergen Peak, the descent is quick, and demands full attention.

Flora & Fauna

Bergen Peak is consistently home to elk and deer, and coyote and mountain lions have occasionally been sighted.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mikhaila Redovian

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  3.8 from 12 votes

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Early spring on the trail. Since the trail is mostly on the north face, this trail can stay cold for a while.
Aug 13, 2016 near Kittredge, CO

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