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Marble Divide Trail #275

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.1 mile 8.2 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,002' 305 m
Descent: -1,055' -322 m
High: 6,231' 1,899 m
Low: 5,632' 1,717 m

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Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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A fun ridgeline trail with excellent views.

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The trail begins from the signed parking area just below Marks Butte off Freezeout Rd. In just over a mile you'll reach the junction with Gold Center Creek - Trail #251. Continue on 275 and after approx. 3/4 of a mile you'll meet another junction (signed).

Stay on 275, which begins to climb steeply towards Grandmother Mountain. In approx. another 3/4 mile you meet the summit spur for Grandmother Mountain. 275 will begin to go down from here towards the saddle with Grandfather Mountain. Take the spur up and enjoy the views from atop Grandmother Mountain.

After returning back down from the summit spur, the trail drops down to a saddle between Grandmother and Grandfather Mountain. The trail between the two is regarded as the least interesting part of the trail and the final uphill to Grandfather is very steep, rocky and rutted. The views are better from Grandmother because it has fewer trees and is, in fact, a bit higher in elevation, which makes the traverse over to Grandfather a worthy extension for those who want to finish the full trail, but not for those who are only seeking the better view.

The trail ends at a benchmark just past Grandfather. From there you'll simply retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

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Grandmother Mountain Trail
Oct 8, 2017 near Clarkia, ID
Meadow and View along the trail.
Oct 8, 2017 near Clarkia, ID
Beargrass and Lookout Mountain
Oct 8, 2017 near Clarkia, ID

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