“Moderate climb with stepped roots towards the top of the trail.”
— Eric Ashley
Galbraith Mountain is privately owned but trails are created and maintained by WMBC. Galbraith is open to non-motorized users except for hunting and fishing. The area is an ongoing site for logging operations so visitors should be on the lookout for temporary trail closures. Trails are multi-use; expect traffic in both directions and yield to hikers and equestrian users.
Arsenio is a less commonly used option for reaching the Golden Spike
, and Back Door
Descent. It connects from Intestine
off of Son of Sam
to RD 2500 (across from Rusty Can
) close to the entrance of Golden Spike
At about the 1/3 mark, keep an eye out for a subtle split to the right across a small rock slab if you continue straight you'll end up on Esophagus
and shortly RD 2600. The interesting part of Arsenio is up next with a short series of stepped roots.
At the road you can head to the left towards Golden Spike
or straight onto Rusty Can