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Yellow Trail

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Length

9.0 Miles 14.5 Kilometers

95%

Runnable

Elevation

1,050' 320 m

Ascent

-844' -257 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

349' 106 m

High

101' 31 m

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Singletrack, semi-technical trail with some nice elevation points.

Scott Spencer

Overview

The trail is in the process of being refurbished in various parts and there are occasional detours because of this. Otherwise no restrictions.

The park also closes at dusk and opens around dawn.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

This is also a very popular bike trail, so be prepared for lots of bikes on warm days.

Rocks can be particularly hard on ankles.

Dogs are often off leash. I have not run into any dogs I was scared of, but be forewarned.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Park at the base of Forbidden Drive directly off of Lincoln Drive. The Yellow Trail starts about 1/4 mile up the Lincoln Drive Trail on the right.

Immediately upon starting you'll climb a 10% grade for about a .2 of a mile. It does not get any easier after this.

Follow the yellow blazes up the path, and make sure you make the first right you can. From here you'll pass under the Henry Street Bridge and come to the one of the best views in the park - Lovers Leap.

The trail from here winds along for approximately 4 miles or so until you get to the cross path for the Valley Green Inn.

There are a number of bailout points along the way in case you want to head down to Forbidden Drive.

There are two places along the way that can trip you up.

1: At approximately mile 5, you'll come to a road that you need to cross. The connection on the other side of the road is slightly to your left and past the gate. From there you can either take the left fork or the right fork. Both will get you where you want to go. The right fork runs higher and has some slight climbing. The left is an easier part of the trail.

2: Approximately 1/2 mile later you'll come to Summit Road. Turn right and follow the road up the hill and then back down. Enter the park again at the trailhead. .4 of a mile after you get back on the trail you'll need to turn left.

Once past these two parts you have some fun little steep up and downs to follow and at mile 8.8 you should be back on Forbidden Drive. Follow it south to get back to your car or head north a smidge and cross the bridge to get on the Orange Trail and head south.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Various trees, flowers and fungi. Deer, squirrels, feral cats. Unleashed dogs. Seen a turtle or two as well.

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Aug 20, 2017
Andrey Sychev
6mi
Aug 13, 2017
Andrey Sychev
Great trail, long stretches of flat terrain but somewhat challenging climbs as well. Not really technical for runners IMHO.

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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