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Poindexter's Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

Rolling ascent/descent to the 2nd Tower with great views of Vaca Valley and Suisun Bay at the top.


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2.6

Miles

4.3

KM

92%

Runnable

934' 285 m

High

281' 86 m

Low

668' 204 m

Up

37' 11 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The trail is a hard buffed trail or hoof divot laden depending on the season and recent rains. It can get pretty technical when it gets muddy, the bovine track through the trail and hardens in the most uneven hoof marked way. Watch those ankles and keep your feet under you.

Description

Start your outing on the Lagoon Valley Trail from where it meets Lagoon Road near the parking area. Enjoy the first bit, as you'll be starting on a flat section before heading toward a small crossing bridge. The terrain after the bridge starts to ascend to the second tower. You'll work your way through a series of switchbacks known locally as the Front Side Climb. Though the switchbacks make the going easier, it is still tiring terrain.

Though the route is a bit strenuous, the trail is mostly packed dirt, and there won't be many obstacles to overcome unless you're on the trail after a rain. Sometimes animals passing through create uneven divots, so watch your footing! During the whole route, you are treated with great views of the Lagoon and Vaca Valley the whole way up. At the top you get a 360 view, of Vaca Valley, Suisun Bay, Mt. Diablo, and Green Valley in Fairfield, a just reward for your climb!

Flora & Fauna

The vegetation consists mostly of tall grass on each side of the trail, which will be green or gold depending on the season. WATCH OUT for bovine meandering on the trail, give them a notice before you approach, they usually move. In the hot summer months, tons of grasshoppers/crickets adorn the trail and hop everywhere as you make your way through the park.

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Nilo Ayson

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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