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McCorkel Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,193' 364 m
Descent: -467' -142 m
High: 1,479' 451 m
Low: 434' 132 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Luis Prieto

A great trail close to the East Bay.

Luis Prieto

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Permits are required for overnight stays at the backpacker's campsites and also a separate year long permit for the Ohlone Wilderness.

Need to Know

Water is available in the backcountry camping area right after the Hawk Nest site, and restrooms are also located near that site as well as at Cathedral. The water that is available is not treated so be prepared to treat it.

Description

This is a great trail with a steady climb on a low to middle grade incline. The incline gets stepper as you approach the backpacking campsite gate. There are great views along the McCorkle Trail, with lots of birds.

Flora & Fauna

Oak trees, poison oak, chaparral, tarantulas, coyotes, birds, hawks, and rattlesnakes.

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Oct 6, 2019
Corey B
4/5 stars. cows. $5 fee 5mi

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Looking south from Cerro Este Rd by McCorkle Trail
Sep 6, 2018 near East Fo…, CA

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