“This trail starts in the forest but ends in a beautiful open meadow.”
— aaron moore
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This is a mostly runnable section leading up to Engineer Mountain that will serve as a nice warmup for the many options that are available to you once you get up to the meadow.
Upon leaving Coalbank Pass, most of the forested Pass Creek Trail is easily navigable on the way up to the base of Engineer Mountain. After about 2.5 miles of forest trail, you emerge into meadow with Engineer Mountain looming above you. Though the route isn't terribly technical or filled with obstacles, the moderate grades make this a somewhat strenuous route.