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Morrison and Rimrock Trails

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14.0 mile 22.5 kilometer loop
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,609' 491 m
Descent: -1,603' -489 m
High: 2,085' 636 m
Low: 1,392' 424 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tony Deluca

A beautiful and challenging trek with great views of the Allegheny Reservoir.

Tony Deluca

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Overview

This run provides some good hills and spectacular forest views. A number of stream crossings are found in the southwestern sections of the trail. Massive moss-covered boulders dot the landscape. If you are in the area, this is a run not to be missed!

Need to Know

Multiple creek crossings are found near the southwestern area of the Rimrock Trail or stay higher and drier on the Morrison Trail Loop. Bring your own food and drink.

Runner Notes

Fairly technical with beauty to match the challenge!

Description

Starting at the trailhead, a 1/2-mile relatively flat doubletrack trail leads to the Morrison Trail Loop. Veer right and follow for a couple of tenths of a mile to the Rimrock Trail Loop. Turn right here and begin the ascent. There are plenty of rocky areas throughout this run, so stay on your toes instead of your face!

The Rimrock Trail Loop heads west-southwest dropping close to the Allegheny Reservoir at 3.5 miles in. Leave the trail and head down to the rocky beach to take in the sights! Returning to the trail, you'll stay on the slopes following the contour of the Reservoir. Approximately 6 miles in there will be a connector trail going down to a campground.

From here, the trail gets wet! Rushing streams with crossings that you likely can not stay dry for, dominate this area. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. Follow the stream up slope through massive moss covered boulders and streams until meeting the Morrison Trail Loop. Turn left and follow the trail around for a 5.3 mile loop!

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