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Harkins Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,370' 418 m
Descent: -82' -25 m
High: 1,744' 532 m
Low: 456' 139 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Mikael Palner

Steep and dry fire road.

Mikael Palner

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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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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

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The top of Harkins Ridge awards my efforts
Apr 30, 2014 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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