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blue Oakzanita Summit Trail

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Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 266' 81 m
Descent: -76' -23 m
High: 5,043' 1,537 m
Low: 4,789' 1,460 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

Start your run from alpine fields and make your way to the stark, rocky summit of Oakzanita.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

You'd need a 4x4 to access this trail from the E Mesa Fire Road. Most folks take Lower Descanso Creek Trail to Upper Descanso Creek Trail and just run the last .5 miles of this trail to reach the summit.

Runner Notes

The good even trail makes for some excellent running.

Description

Starting off of E Mesa Fire Road, you find a well-marked trail. From here it meanders through some open fields spotted by stands of Live Oak. Look for deer as you make your way along the relatively flat section of the trail until it meets up with Upper Descanso Creek Trail at a little less than a mile. The trail slowly builds from here until you are making switchbacks on steep trail. The summit offer expansive views down to the ocean on a clear day.

Flora & Fauna

Snakes, lizards, deer, raptors.

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