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Marmot Passage Trail

 4.4 (12)
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Length

2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

366' 112 m

Ascent

-523' -159 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

9,279' 2,828 m

High

8,867' 2,703 m

Low

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All Clear 22 days ago
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A quick climb to stunning views, followed by a fun downhill section.

Ian Eldridge

Overview

Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

This section of the trail is what makes Staunton State Park worth the visit. The trail begins at the 4-way intersection of Staunton Ranch Trail, Bugling Elk Trail, and Border Line Trail. Pedal uphill for the first 1/2 mile, and stay right at the intersection of Scout Line Trail, a hikers only trail.

An easy but steady climb for 2/3 of a mile brings you to the top of a beautiful lookout that overlooks Lion's Head. From here, the fun downhill begins. Traverse the side of the mountain and climb quickly to another overlook and descend the final 3/4 of a mile to Elk Falls Pond.

This trail can also be ridden in reverse direction.

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May 27, 2018
Katie Purdy
Sep 10, 2016
David Oyler
The approach was on the Staunton Ranch trail and was fun, until it became just a logging road. The Marmot Passage was steep and technical in spots
Sep 12, 2015
Ken Martinez

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  4.4 from 12 votes

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Watch out for the unconsolidated pea gravel at the start... Aug 26, 2016

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