Trail Run Project Logo

blue Monte Cresta Trail Alternate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 613' 187 m
Low: 546' 167 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Preston Jordan

This is a formal informal singletrack alternate to the Monte Cresta Trail.

Preston Jordan

Features -none-

Description

This trail follows an overgrown road for most of its length. It is so overgrown the trail is a singletrack. In some locations, the original road has been altered to the point of being unrecognizable by earth flows. These make for the most interesting and tricky parts, for instance just a few tire widths wide with cow hoof pockmarks and out sloped in a couple of these.

These sections are what spice this trail up to intermediate. Despite the above, because the trail follows close to the contours, it is kind to the environment, meaning not prone to erosion despite being well-worn by both human and bovine use. In fact, it is more environment friendly than the Monte Cresta Trail itself due to being narrower and more closely following the contours.

To follow the trail, take the low option at each fork. This is simple to follow westbound. There is one turn that is easy to miss eastbound. The trail drops sharply off the right edge of the old road and crosses an earth flow.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#30044

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#3,591

in California

#30,044

Overall
0 Views Last Month
0 Since Apr 26, 2019
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running