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Elevator Shaft

Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
50% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 356' 108 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 580' 177 m
Low: 224' 68 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 22% (12°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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A tree-covered trail in the beginning, leading to an open and airy hillside.

Nilo Ayson

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Short, steep, hard-buffed trail in most months. Will wake up the calves for sure. Can be extremely slick post rain. Watch for mountain bikers coming down the trail.

Description

From the treeline, pick the steep switchback that goes up and to the right into the trees in between Marshall Road to the A-Frame and Rumbling Paddoka. This is my favorite warm up trail. The trail rises steep, levels out then rises quickly again between the trees to the A-Frame or East Tower for a great view of the whole Lagoon from the east and beautiful Vaca Valley.

Flora & Fauna

Tree covered, may have poison oak as well.

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1st Tower with a view of Vaca Valley facing I-80. Amazing view in the winter, when everything is green!
Mar 19, 2015 near Vacaville, CA
Photo of the Service Road Switchback. Short Steep grades found here. At least you have sure footing.
Mar 19, 2015 near Vacaville, CA
After the first steep climb the trail crosses this confluence of trails before you head up the next steep section.
Apr 13, 2016 near Vacaville, CA
Last little climb to the top of the first tower or A-Frame. You can see the Marshall Road Service road to the left.
Apr 13, 2016 near Vacaville, CA

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