ElevationAscent: 1,561' 476 m
Descent: -1,560' -475 m
High: 2,609' 795 m
Low: 1,561' 476 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (21°)
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“An uphill trail with gorgeous views from the top and some sweet little waterfalls halfway through.”— Kevin Bonner
If you start at the gate, you'll follow it up the dirt road until you see the trailhead sign on the left. The first thing you'll come up to is a creek crossing. There will be one more creek crossing halfway through.
The halfway point creek crossing is a perfect rest area. There's some shade and there's some exposed area too, so you can take your pick at what you'd like. You can explore a bit and get up close with the series of tiny miniature waterfalls.
Once you're done with your rest, just keep trucking along and keep your eyes out for all the exotic looking flora on the way up. There are some beautiful flowers and trees in the right seasons.
Once you're finally at the top, soak it all in, as the views from Kanaka Peak are stunning. This is a great place to snap a panoramic shot with your phone. The views combined with a sense of accomplishment are well worth the trek to the top. This has become one of my favorite routes in the area.
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