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blue John Muir Trail: Chestnut Ridge Portion

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7.0 mile 11.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 347' 106 m
Descent: -581' -177 m
High: 1,524' 464 m
Low: 1,284' 391 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A nice contouring singletrack trail through hardwood forest.

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Description

This is one of the few bike-legal portions of the John Muir Trail at BSF. From Divide Road, follow the trail down a fun, swoopy descent. This first mile or two feature some of the coolest rock formations along the whole trail. Below the rocks, the landscape is lush and jungle-like. Above the rock formations, your surroundings will revert to a more traditional hardwood forest.

The next 3-4 miles of trail contour into and out of drainage after drainage. There are no major elevation changes along this portion of trail. Eventually, you'll pass a junction with the Chestnut Ridge Trail and begin a great descent. After the descent, you'll find yourself on a narrow protruding land formation with a quick hike a bike. After the hike-a-bike, continue to an amazing overlook on the edge of a cliff band.

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Nov 17, 2017
Troy Warnken
3 trees down with the first few miles. we made ways to get around the first two. a bit too big for a hand saw. 14.6mi

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#94

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