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blueBlack Crest Summit Trail

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Trail

0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
63% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 162' 49 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,068' 630 m
Low: 1,906' 581 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by John Parker

A short up-and-back climb to the summit that tops off the Skyline Crest.

John Parker

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Entrance to the park is free.

Runner Notes

Be careful of your footing as the terrain can be steep, uneven, rocky and full of loose gravel in some spots.

Description

This is a must-do run if you’ve already spent the time and energy to run Skyline Crest. It is a mere fifth of a mile in distance with a nice incline to get your heart pumping. The trail is well-marked and in good shape but there is a bit of loose gravel in some spots that could easily cause a slip if you aren’t careful with your footing. The view at the top is worth the effort and there are plenty of rocks to sit on for a rest and a snack.

Flora & Fauna

A variety of desert plants and cacti are plentiful. Watch for mule deer, squirrels, rabbits, birds, and rattlesnakes.

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