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Porcupine Trail

Intermediate

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 242' 74 m
Descent: -12' -4 m
High: 2,076' 633 m
Low: 1,842' 561 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Jon Sundquist

The uphill way to get from Yukon's Lunch Trail to Big Merlin Trail.

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This trail starts at the end of Yukon's Lunch Trail. Another unmarked trail can be seen coming up from a clearing below. The trail curves its way around the nose of a spur and then enters a spruce grove on a nice sidehill cut.

The trail continues on the sidehill but soon after you see an old trail drop off to your left (which leads to a campsite off of Mutton Hollow Rd.) the roots start to get more pronounced, making the climb a little more challenging. Finally, you'll break into the deciduous trees again, just as the grade gets a little steeper. After a creek crossing, one last push leads you off, with even a little downhill to the crossing at Mutton Hollow Rd.

After you cross the road, the climbing starts again after a brief level bit. You'll pass through a rocky section to get to a particularly scenic creek crossing. Cross the creek and start to double back uphill. After a short steep section the trail levels off in some young growth before a short descent to a former log road at the edge of some spruce. At the end of this grove, the trail starts its last climb up a sidehill to join Big Merlin.

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