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Stapelveldt Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
61% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -528' -161 m
High: 1,490' 454 m
Low: 962' 293 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Descend from the Pantoll area through a shady redwood forest next to a tributary of Redwood Creek.

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Description

The Stapelveldt Trail starts at the busy Pantoll Trailhead. Head downhill towards the southeast along a deep ravine into a verdant, dense wood. Cross the T.C.C. Trail and continue downhill through the same valley filled with with tall redwoods and large sword ferns. Parallel a small creek that eventually joins others to form Redwood Creek. The trail ends at a junction with the Ben Johnson Trail, in a neat spot where two redwoods form sort of an archway.

The Stapelveldt Trail is named after William Stapelveldt from San Francisco who originally built the trail. In 1939, extensive repairs were made to the trail by the Civilian Conservation Corps (a New Deal program to put veterans and the unemployed to work after the Great Depression).

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Nice bench for a rest and place to wonder what critter left these marks.
May 21, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Ithuriels Spear.
May 21, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA

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