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Harkins Ridge Trail

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 3.0 (8)

Steep and dry fire road.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Doubletrack

1,744' 532 m

High

456' 139 m

Low

1,370' 418 m

Up

82' 25 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Beginning from the bottom of Purisima Creek Trail, Harkins Ridge Trail packs in 1500 feet climb in 3.2 miles, average incline of 10%. It is needless to say that this is evil. Probably the hardest climb around, with several hike-a-bike (15-20%) stretches and sun exposure. It is worth the effort and will soon be forgotten because you get to do Whittemore Gulch Trail a second time. The last 0.6 miles is nice and easy singletrack with one technical rocky section.

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Shared By:

Mikael Palner

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 8 votes

#20314

Overall
  3.0 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,747

in California

#20,314

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19 Views Last Month
2,059 Since May 6, 2014
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Photos

The top of Harkins Ridge awards my efforts
Apr 30, 2014 near Emerald…, CA
Rewarding view for climbing up the Harkins Ridge Trail
Nov 2, 2020 near Emerald…, CA
False summit of Harkins Ridge by intersection with private boundary
Aug 10, 2015 near Highlan…, CA
Near the top of Harkins Ridge climb looking across to Whittemore Gulch
Aug 10, 2015 near Emerald…, CA

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Nov 1, 2020
Mike Rox
2.4mi — 0h 35m
Aug 18, 2019
Katie McCracken
Aug 10, 2019
Stepan Mejzlik
super intense climb, 1.5h up
Jan 15, 2019
Dobromir Montauk
Jun 12, 2018
Marc Daniel
Mar 25, 2018
Charles James
Here we go did the other half of the trail earlier this month.
Feb 25, 2018
Sym Guz
Steep, dry road, lots of hikers. 12.5mi
Jul 23, 2017
Richard Sbresny