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Braille Trail

Intermediate

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1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
68% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,006' 307 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 2,045' 623 m
Low: 1,041' 317 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

This trail climbs through beautiful redwoods to a high forested ridge.

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Braille Trail climbs through the redwood forest, from Hihn's Mill Road to a high ridge and Ridge Trail. Braille Trail is typically part of longer runs in this area. To get to Braille Trail from the parking area on Highland Way, take Hihn's Mill Road for 3.3 miles. After passing the 3.25 mile post on Hihn's Mill Road, there is a small sign warning one about a trail crossing, and just after this sign, Braille Trail is on the left. There is no actual sign marking Braille Trail itself.

After turning left onto Braille Trail, the trail begins to climb. This narrow trail twists and turns as it climbs to its endpoint on the high ridge. The climb is broken up into short sections that are flat, and that go uphill, steeply in some places. The entire trail is in the redwood forest, although towards the top, oaks, manzanita, and some firs are mixed in. The vegetation is dense along the trail, but not dense enough to prevent sunshine from seeping through.

Braille Trail ends on the high ridge, at the Ridge Trail 2.0 mile mark.

Flora & Fauna

Redwoods and other forest vegetation.

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Braille Trail weaves its way through a dense cluster of tall, stately redwoods
Feb 7, 2018 near Day Valley, CA

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