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Upper Descanso Creek Trail

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1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers

 

83% 

Runnable

Doubletrack

714' 218 m

Ascent

-3' -1 m

Descent

4,797' 1,462 m

High

4,083' 1,245 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Unknown

Update

This trail rises up from Descanso Creek to alpine fields.

Russell Hobart

Overview

Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Some loose rocks exist, but there's a pleasant, even rise on the trail.

Description

Off of E Mesa Fire Road, you'll find the well-marked trail that begins just up road from where Lower Descanso Creek Trail ends. The trail starts relentlessly uphill at a very even but not overwhelming incline. You slowly gain a commanding view of the creek and some of the open grasslands. After 1.5 miles just when the trail begins to flatten out, there is the well-marked Oakzanita Summit Trail on the right that heads to the Oakzanita Summit which is probably why you're here anyway.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, lizards, vultures, raptors, snakes, etc.

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