Kraft Mountain Loop

 17 votes

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers

 

88% 

Runnable

Singletrack

587' 179 m

Ascent

-586' -179 m

Descent

4,263' 1,299 m

High

3,683' 1,123 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Unknown

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A great trail with amazing rock formations and plenty of wildlife.

Rick Anthony

Overview

Features: Birding — Cave — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Runner Notes

Areas of soft sand and some scrambling in a few areas make this a challenging but possible trail run.

Description

From the trailhead in Calico Basin, there is a well-marked route that takes you around Kraft Mountain in the La Madre Wilderness. There are some spots where you need to use your arms to lift your body around large boulders. The trail is easy to follow for the most part. Big horn sheep are commonly seen in the early mornings and evenings on the back side of Kraft Mountain. There are lots of areas to boulder if you're looking to do a bit of rock climbing.

Flora & Fauna

Several different wildflowers. I also came across a herd of big horn sheep, lots of birds, and seeing a desert tortoise is common.

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Apr 26, 2017
Jorge Castro
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Steve Homner
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  4.6 from 17 votes

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in Calico Basin

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#1

in Calico Basin

#1

in Nevada

#15

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