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Sunset Ridge Trail

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Length

0.5 Miles 0.8 Kilometers

95%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

57' 17 m

Ascent

-60' -18 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

6,408' 1,953 m

High

6,360' 1,939 m

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A quiet and scenic short loop trail.

Alan Coles

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Description

This short loop trail near Deer Flat Campground is worth the detour if you are running in this area. It starts and ends near the junction of the paved Deer Flats Road and the dirt South Hawkins Road. The right fork passes through an unusually dense grove of white fir then enters a more mixed forest of oaks and pines reaching a viewing point with a bench. The trail returns on the east side with oaks and mountain mahogany back to the starting location.

What makes this ridge so interesting is that it is actually the former top of Mt. Islip which slid down and filled a deep canyon creating the large basin to the south. Rock and debris filled in behind the slide to create Deer Flat.

Deer Flat Group Campground is currently closed so you'll likely have this trail to yourself.

Flora & Fauna

White fir, various pines, oaks. Deer, bear, foxes squirrels.

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