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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
74% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 26' 8 m
Descent: -130' -40 m
High: 4,647' 1,416 m
Low: 4,517' 1,377 m

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Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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A steep incline on the edge of La Espina Hill looks out into the northwest corner of Texas.

Brendan Ross

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Because of the steep grade and smooth rock, this trail should not be attempted in wet conditions.

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Connecting La Espina Ledge and Granola Bowl, La Espina's short distance features a nice viewpoint and either a challenging climb or precipitous descent. Switching back a short distance into La Espina Ledge, the trail climbs briefly to a viewpoint at the top of the hill. The path continues north briefly before turning left and beginning a very steep descent along the northwest face of the hill. Smooth flatrock helps control the pace on the way down, but care needs to be exercised as a fall here could easily result in injury. As the trail smooths out, it turns south and joins Granola Bowl.

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Aug 28, 2015
Brendan Ross

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