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Trail

2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,159' 353 m
Descent: -10' -3 m
High: 9,223' 2,811 m
Low: 8,064' 2,458 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Mikhaila Redovian

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

Mikhaila Redovian

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.

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Feb 17, 2018
Lynda Wacht
Oct 1, 2017
Lynda Wacht
Sep 12, 2017
Kristen Smith
Feb 24, 2017
Jen McMurtrey
Aug 23, 2015
Alan Currens
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  3.9 from 8 votes

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#603

in Colorado

#6,767

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