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Reservoir Canyon Trail (008)

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 996' 304 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 7,492' 2,283 m
Low: 6,497' 1,980 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

A tight switchback climb from the canyon floor.

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Please Respect and Protect archaeological sites, they are fragile! Stay on trail, don’t move artifacts, and stay out of ancient buildings and off walls. Report looting and vandalism: 1 800 722 3998

Conditions change rapidly with weather events and during spring runoff. Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.

Runner Notes

This dishes out some rough going over a short, steep trail.

Description

As its name suggests, the Reservoir Canyon Trail (008) climbs out of Reservoir Canyon from its intersection with the Vega Creek Trail (164).

From the trail junction, the first half mile is spent gradually winding through scrubby bushes before tackling the slope. All of the elevation gain is focused into a series of tightly packed switchbacks that end atop the canyon rim on Forest Road 096 (Maverick Point).

While you'll earn some nice views as you slog up the trail, its rocky and rutted nature doesn't make for the most enjoyable run.

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