ElevationAscent: 380' 116 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,019' 616 m
Low: 1,640' 500 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“Nice wooded singletrack that links several other great trails.”— John Peterson
The trail starts just below top of the ski area (0.3 miles). It leaves the Cranmore summit access road on the right (East, unsigned) just before the large cell phone tower. It is definitely worth going to the top of Cranmore for the views before starting as the trail stays entirely in the woods.
There is a short, steep climb getting around the fenced cell tower area and onto the ridge that connects Cranmore to Black Cap. Just after, there is very steep gully drop that is often walked. After this difficult section, the trail mellows and alternates climbing and flatter sections. Trail surface is often rocky and rooty. The Kettle Ridge Trail leaves left shortly after the gully. The Red Tail Trail leaves left shortly before the Black Cap junction.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed