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Falcon Trail

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A strenuous backcountry trail with great views of the lake.


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5.9

Miles

9.4

KM

82%

Runnable

2,017' 615 m

High

1,325' 404 m

Low

1,285' 392 m

Up

1,285' 392 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

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Need to Know

No water sources on trail. Expect to drink more water than usual on this run if 75+ degrees outside.

Mostly full sun with limited shade provided by rock faces. Do not bother running this above 80 degrees or during tick season. Not enjoyable.

No cell reception except at Helicopter Pad (halfway point). Bench with good views at the pad as well.

Appeared very infrequently traveled; may be overgrown in places. Park sign indicated that rangers check the trail infrequently.

Description

This is a very strenuous trail that offers great views of Santa Margarita Lake and the surrounding area. This run is basically full sun and has no water sources.

Flora & Fauna

Poison oak in various areas.

Shared By:

Jeff Stallman

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Aug 15, 2018 near Santa M…, CA

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