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Mortero Palms Technical Bypass

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
56% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 690' 210 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 2,735' 834 m
Low: 2,069' 631 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

This bypass allows you to avoid some of the more technical scrambling.

Russell Hobart

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A good bypass for runners.

Description

The drawback with this trail is that, in taking it, you either completely miss the Mortero Palms (which I highly recommended visiting) or you have to backtrack to regain this trail. The plus side is that there is no technical scrambling on this section.

As you go up the Mortero Palms to Goat Canyon Trestle Trail watch for a concrete water trough in a greener, flatter spot on your right. Head up this trail, veering left through a dry creek bed. After an initial sharp rise, you'll head up another rise before the trail flattens out and regains the Mortero Palms to Goat Canyon Trestle Trail.

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This gorgeous Rosy Boa was feeling lazy in the winter sun
Mar 8, 2019 near Campo, CA
These are some of the 'morteros' or grindstones, you find along the trail
Mar 8, 2019 near Campo, CA

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