Cardiff Pass Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,197' 365 m
Descent: -973' -297 m
High: 9,968' 3,038 m
Low: 8,771' 2,673 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)
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“This rough abandoned mining road eventually turns into some nice singletrack leading to Cardiff Pass.”— Tomsen Reed
Another option from Cardiff Pass is to cross over the ridge and descend down into Mill D South. This is a similarly steep and rocky trail, but appears to be less frequently used as the trail can be hard to follow at times. However, the views all around in this beautiful canyon make up for the confusion. The trail generally trends to the west and above the natural drainage in the canyon but crosses a few of the ephemeral streams on its way down.
About 3/4 of a mile down, the trail descends down close to the main drainage and follows it for a short distance until it meets up with an old mining road and then follows that road down until it passes by an old mining site and meets up with the main Mill D South Fork Road.
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