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Scorpion

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -447' -136 m
High: 4,474' 1,364 m
Low: 4,050' 1,235 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Chuck McQuade

"Hiline of the West Side Trails" when combined with Pyramid!

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Need to Know

This trail is multi-directional and multi-use, so either hikers, runners, or other mountain bikers may be on the trail traveling in the uphill direction.

Description

Scorpion trail is named after the Red Rock High School's mascot. Most commonly, the trail starts from the high school and heads in the downhill direction (north to south). The trail is mostly intermediate rated but there are numerous embedded basalt rocks in the trail.

About halfway along, the trail comes to an intersection with a newly adopted trail called Pyramid. For advanced runners heading downhill, you might want to take the Pyramid optional trail to the end of the Scorpion trail. Pyramid trail gives the advanced runner a 1.2-mile mostly downhill extension with some fairly rugged descending sections and ledgy climb sections. Otherwise, continue descending Scorpion.

At the end of the trail, you'll see the end of Pyramid trail to your right. Do not climb Pyramid trail, your options are to either out-and-back the Scorpion trail or run left to a dirt parking lot at the Upper Red Rock Loop/Chavez Rd intersection.

Scorpion will be used in the uphill direction as a connector trail with the Skywalker Trail or Herkenham Trail. In the uphill direction, the Scorpion trail has short rocky sections.

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