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Kah-Nee-Ta Tour

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9.7 mile 15.7 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,668' 508 m
Descent: -1,680' -512 m
High: 2,295' 699 m
Low: 1,450' 442 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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This is an Indian Reservation, so be respectful; Some areas are marked as no trespassing so please stay on the marked trails.

Overview

This is a possible route to hit all the trails at Kah-Nee-Ta. Runners have the option to shorten or lengthen their outing by adding on or cutting short one of the many loop options at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.

Need to Know

The trails are marked with spray painted rocks, there are spots where there are "extra" trails that are marked with the same color.

Runner Notes

There are some steep spots that would be hard to run down or up.

Description

This run is an attempt to hit all the trails possible at Kah-Nee-Ta. Starting from the large western parking lot, head out on the Blue Trail. This trail has great views of the surrounding hills and river. This trail was been burned from the fires of 2017. The trail needs time to repair and could be washed out very easily if a large rain was to occur. The trail is marked by spray paint on rocks.

From the Blue Trail, loop back on the Red Trail, which is a simple trail with some great views. Again, keep an eye open for the spray painted trail markings. This trail will head back west and south, taking runners back to the main parking lot where you'll head east to connect to the Orange Trail.

The Orange Trail is primarily used as a horse trail for tourist horse rides. It can be used as a connector to part of the Red Trail to get to the lodge from the village. Be sure to stay to the right at the junction with the Red Trail Connector to continue your run.

After cutting through some parking area and winding around to the southeastern side of the lodge, head north on the Yellow Trail. This is the hardest trail in the Kah-Nee-Ta trail system, and you'll end up with a fairly steep climb coming off the ridge. The trail has great views of the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort/Village.

To finish off your tour, pick up the Green Trail which is a simple trail with views of the rolling hills. This trail completes a loop back behind the lodge where you can retrace your steps to get back to the main parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

This area was destroyed by fires in summer of 2017. The spring and summer of 2018 this area will be a great viewing of wildflowers.

History & Background

This is an Indian Reservation.

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The ground has cracked from heat/dry.
Oct 2, 2017 near Warm Sp…, OR
Burned ground and painted rocks.
Oct 2, 2017 near Warm Sp…, OR
Headed up Yellow Trail.
Oct 2, 2017 near Warm Sp…, OR
Very orange.
Oct 2, 2017 near Warm Sp…, OR
View of the village (hot springs fed pool).
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Burn Marks
Oct 2, 2017 near Warm Sp…, OR

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