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McCorkel Trail

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A great trail close to the East Bay.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

78%

Runnable

1,479' 451 m

High

434' 132 m

Low

1,193' 364 m

Up

467' 142 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Luis Prieto

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  4.0 from 1 vote

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#1,891

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Photos

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Mar 17, 2020 near East Fo…, CA
Revivor in the background.
Mar 26, 2021 near East Fo…, CA
Looking south from Cerro Este Rd by McCorkle Trail
Sep 6, 2018 near East Fo…, CA
Making herself big
Mar 17, 2020 near East Fo…, CA

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