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Snively's Ridge Out-and-Back

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 4.3 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Climb steep fire roads to gorgeous views from the top of Snively's Ridge.


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5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

78%

Runnable

1,899' 579 m

High

410' 125 m

Low

1,500' 457 m

Up

1,497' 456 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This ridgeline run is a steep, nonstop uphill that rewards you with gorgeous views. From the top of Snively's Ridge, experience 360° views of the Pacific Ocean, Carmel, Garland Ranch, and the Rancho San Carlos Mountains.

Need to Know

Bring a sizeable amount of water, as it can get quite hot on the ridge!

Description

From the very beginning, Snively's Ridge Out-and-Back traverses steep and uneven footing on its way to the ridgeline and the mountain top. Starting at the parking area on Fairway II Court, follow the wide path as it switchbacks its way near the golf course to the forest above and the beginning of the Huff 'N' Puff trail.

Follow Huff 'N' Puff for a short time until it reaches a three-way intersection with Horseshoe and Mucklehead. At this juncture, veer left onto Mucklehead before it quickly becomes Snively's Ridge trail. Once on this run's namesake trail, you'll begin the steep, sizable climb on uneven footing to the summit of Snively's Ridge.

Along the climb to the actual summit, you'll encounter a false summit, as well as a rolling hill and a view of the CFD Forest Fire Outlook Tower on a nearby summit. Upon reaching the top of Snively's Ridge, pat yourself on the back and enjoy the view! For an even better view, head past the summit to the end of the mapped run for phenomenal views of Carmel, the Carmel Valley, the Pacific Ocean, and the Rancho San Carlos Mountains.

When you've had a snack and enjoyed the view, simply return the way you came, but watch out for that uneven footing!

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Erika Azevedo

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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#415

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Gorgeous views are abundant in the hills above Carmel Valley.
Dec 28, 2016 near Carmel…, CA

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