Snively's Ridge Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 1,500' 457 m
Descent: -1,497' -456 m
High: 1,899' 579 m
Low: 410' 125 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“Climb steep fire roads to gorgeous views from the top of Snively's Ridge.”— Erika Azevedo
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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