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Red Tail Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

Great running trail with plenty of vertical gain.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

88%

Runnable

3,599' 1,097 m

High

2,880' 878 m

Low

841' 256 m

Up

190' 58 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Need to Know

Best avoided post-rains, as trail wear and erosion are issues on this trail when wet.

Description

Trail begins at the lot on Dry Creek Rd. near Humphreys. Steep ascent of the hills above Dry Creek Rd (have seen lots of kestrels riding the winds on this hillside). Then descend, crossing two residential streets and Currant Creek Trail #75. Then a steep ascent headed north towards Ourada Ranch. Keep right at the Landslide Loop #70 intersection (which makes a great return leg back to Currant Creek Trail #75) and press ever upwards.

Stellar views of Stack Rock straight ahead. After cresting the hill, head down the backside to trail's end at Cartwright Road. Return either on pavement (Cartwright Road) or via Landslide Loop #70 (note LLT is closed to all uses Nov 1 - Mar 1 for the elk migration).

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Delfino C

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#412

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#11,539

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Photos

Red Tail trail 71, heading north after crossing Sage Creek Drive. Hills to the north are the Stack Rock Preserve after an early snowfall.
Dec 7, 2021 near Garden…, ID
Beautiful colors over the Red Tail Trail.
Jun 14, 2017 near Garden…, ID

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