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Crusher Hill Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

A nice descent into a cottonwood shaded grove at the southern end of the preserve.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

98%

Runnable

1,382' 421 m

High

1,255' 383 m

Low

133' 40 m

Up

144' 44 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

You are not required to check in at the visitor center, but it is advisable to obtain current trail conditions and/or closures before heading out.

From Late March through April, controlled burns may be scheduled and some trails will be closed during burning operations. In addition, from April through July, you may encounter cattle in all pastures except Windmill. While these steers (not bulls) can be quite curious, they are not dangerous and pose no threat to hikers. Wherever you encounter a cattle guard, look for a gate off to the side for you to use. Please ensure that the gates are closed behind you.

Most trail junctions are marked with hunks of stone with a marbled map on top. Very helpful!

Restrooms and maps are available 24/7 at the visitor center.

Description

This loop departs to the south from the Ranch Legacy Trail and descends into a nice valley with a perennial stream and a cottonwood grove, providing plenty of cool shade in the summer and a nice place to a picnic or rest stop. Substantial rains may make the three stream crossings wide and potentially dangerous. Some of these crossings display excellent examples of fragile layers or shale formations.

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