“This is a challenging detour from the Gold Venture Loop.”
— Spencer Whitman
This trail is a challenging detour from Bob Scott Slide Trail #3
connecting to Gold Venture Trail #4
. The course has many steep and technical sections. The Crest Cut-off branches off to the right just after the radio towers. The trail veers right and heads up the ridge. You'll work your way up and over several summits and may have some short, singletrack detours around summit obstacles. The high point of the trail is at 8,934 feet, after which it rejoins the Gold Venture Trail #4
for the descent and return to Austin.