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Vista Ridge Trail #4b

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 186' 57 m
Descent: -319' -97 m
High: 1,940' 591 m
Low: 1,621' 494 m

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Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Another difficult side loop offering beautiful vistas in the presence of various cacti.

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This is perhaps the easier of the two loop trails off of the Madrone Trail #4. Both loops have an abrupt 150-200-foot climb from Madrone Trail #4, followed by some relatively flat trail before another quick 150-200-foot descent. But this is a doubletrack, whereas the other Cougar Canyon Overlook Trail #4a is a singletrack.

It's probably better to run this in the counterclockwise direction as the difficult climb is relatively straight and then you'll have a twisting trail for the descent, but there is no reason it can't be taken clockwise.

Towards the middle of the trail, you'll find an overlook with a great view of the Ice Cream Hill Trail #1b and the fun parts of Spring Branch Trail, which should both be on your to-do list if you've made it this far.

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Somewhere out there is nowhere – just what you can expect to find at Hill Country State Natural Area.
Feb 15, 2017 near Medina, TX

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