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Gilson Gap Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

Beautiful views of the Salinas Valley.


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

86%

Runnable

971' 296 m

High

263' 80 m

Low

708' 216 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

No mountain bikes on most sections.

Need to Know

Parking in the park is $8, and $3 for active duty military. Many people park outside the park and run in to save on fees.

Description

There are many options to interweave with other trails. This will help any experienced runners find their ideal route. When the weather is good you can connect many trails to go long and find the most rewarding views. On hot days you can choose to stay in the shady parts of Ollason Trail.

Flora & Fauna

There is some poison oak, especially early on in the trails. I saw hawks, squirrels, mice, cows, and lizards.

Contacts

Land Manager: Monterey County - Parks

Shared By:

Zaki Rucker

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Heading down Gilson Gap trail from Ollason Trail
Jul 8, 2018 near Salinas, CA

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