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Carmel Mountain Rd to Little Shaw Valley

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 27' 8 m
Descent: -207' -63 m
High: 323' 98 m
Low: 134' 41 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

The main route to Little Shaw Valley from the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve area.

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Description

This trail starts flat on singletrack that can become overgrown in late spring. The drop can be muddy after rain storms and the final stretch is on a short, paved road.

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#2,990

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#24,386

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Photos

A dragonfly perches on a car antenna in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
A butterfly enjoys nectar from a wildflower in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
Rare dusty pink sunset in Little Shaw Valley.
Jul 9, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
Little Shaw Valley's normally dry creek runs strongly after heavy rain.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
A "hole punch" cloud floats over Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
A bird with a blue crown enjoys the scenery in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA

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