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Royale Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 279' 85 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,444' 745 m
Low: 2,166' 660 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Steve Creech

A nice wooded singletrack connector trail.

Steve Creech

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The blue-blazed Royale Trail can be taken in its entirety and can be accessed from the Pandapas Pond Day Use Area taking the orange-blazed Poverty Creek Trail to its eastern terminus or from the west via Forest Service Road 708. Coming from the Poverty Creek Trail will be a generally uphill run with no junctions or turns to make and much of the elevation coming at the start. When you reach FS Rd 708, the white-blazed Prickly Pear Trail starts directly across the dirt road.

This is a shared trail with mountain bikers and horses. Keep a heads up for mountain bikers speeding downhill from west to east. When encountering a horse, it is proper etiquette to step off the trail to the downhill side and stop until the horse has passed. Also, be sure to wear bright colors during hunting season (October 1st through the first week of January). And be friendly, say "hi" to other folks out enjoying the forest!

And check out the Poverty Creek Trail Coalition on Facebook to see about opportunities to give back and do some trail service!

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