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El Prieto

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 689' 210 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,997' 609 m
Low: 1,308' 399 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Justin Jasper

Steep, rocky climb on singletrack up to Brown Mountain fire road.

Justin Jasper

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Watch out for mountain bikers.

Description

The trail is steep but definitely navigable throughout. Along the way up, you'll enjoy heavily wooded areas, and lots of stream crossings. The diversity in landscape features makes this route pretty nice overall.

The trail is very popular with mountain bikers, so I prefer to go up it and make sure to share the trail.

There are a few turn-offs that either exit the canyon early or meet back up with the same trail.

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Jan 1, 2019
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Photos

Looking down El Prieto Canyon from Brown Mountain Trail.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
Looking up towards Brown Mountain saddle, where Fern Truck Trail and Brown Mountain Trail split.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
Singletrack towards the top of El Prieto Canyon.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
About halfway up El Prieto, a shortcut to Brown Mountain Trail cuts off to the right. El Prieto continues to the left.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
Intersection of El Prieto (right) and Fern Truck Trail (left).
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
Looking up the side of Brown Mountain.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA

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