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blueBlack Upper McMenemy

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 345' 105 m
Descent: -151' -46 m
High: 1,124' 342 m
Low: 899' 274 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Paul Shepherd

A technical traverse between Hot Springs Trail and McMenemy Bench.

Paul Shepherd

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

As of December 2017, this trail is closed as part of the Thomas Fire Closure. Violating this closure is a federal crime that can result in hefty fines or jail time.

Description

Upper McMenemy begins at an intersection with Hot Springs Trail, and has a challenging singletrack climb up to a saddle point. From there, it descends around tight switchbacks without much visibility. Eventually, the trail flattens out and traverses before a more gentle climb up to McMenemy Bench, and the intersection with Girard Trail and Lower McMenemy.

The difficulty of the first part of the trail, without a major payoff, mean this trail is much less popular than doing a loop on Hot Springs, Edison Catway, and the Girard/McMenemy DH. As with all trails in this area, use a bike bell, and look out for hikers, dogs, and horses. This trail is managed by the Montecito Trails Foundation.

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