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Secret Canyon Trail #4E01

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Trail

14.3 mile 23.1 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,299' 701 m
Descent: -737' -225 m
High: 3,651' 1,113 m
Low: 2,041' 622 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Scott Crellin

Over fourteen miles of rugged singletrack with spectacular views.

Scott Crellin

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

Start at either end of this rugged trail, from the south if you prefer climbing, from the north for a net elevation loss. Pine Creek flows through the length of the canyon with seasonal waterfalls and stream crossings. At the southern end, you'll find a large swimming hole if the water is flowing. This trail is best enjoyed in cool weather.

Be sure to consider the weather when you plan to tackle this route. In the summer, it might be tough to carry enough water to finish the length of the trail, and no water is likely to be found along the way in the warmest months.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for poison oak!

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Passing under the Pine Creek Bridge.
Mar 7, 2016 near Pine Va…, CA
Running along the rim of the canyon on the north side, just before dropping down the switchbacks.
Mar 7, 2016 near Descanso, CA
A long stretch of trail follows an historic rock wall.
Mar 7, 2016 near Pine Va…, CA
Seasonal swimming hole and waterfall at the south end.
Mar 7, 2016 near Descanso, CA

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