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Whitewash Trail

 4.3 (3)

3.9 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


68%

Runnable

2,579' 786 m

Ascent

-105' -32 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

8,531' 2,600 m

High

5,997' 1,828 m

Low

Shared By Brian Pilgrim

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A very steep, remote trail connecting the southern foothills to Oso Pass.

Brian Pilgrim

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Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

It's important to bring water as this is a strenuous trail with no water whatsoever.

Description

The Whitewash Trail is a very steep climb all the way from the Southern Foothills near the Indian School parking lot to the intersection of Embudito Trail (#192) and Embudo Trail at Oso Pass. Once you start heading northeast there are a few user trails that branch off so it may take a few outings to maintain the correct trail, but it gets easier the more you run here. The user trails either dead end in a wash or on a high point. The right trail does dip through a wash but it continues to climb in a northeasterly direction up to the crest and after about the first mile the user trails disappear so there is no more confusion. The trail is a tough climb, but well worth the effort.

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in New Mexico

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