Red Trail

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4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


Doubletrack

457' 139 m

Ascent

-454' -139 m

Descent

939' 286 m

High

605' 184 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Unknown

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A grand tour around the perimeter of the Broughton's Wildlife Area, mostly following the ridgeline.

Ryan365 Smith

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Description

The following directions are for riding the Red Trail in a clockwise direction:

This is a fun trail with a mix of gravel, singletrack and doubletrack. From the main parking lot for the Broughton's Wildlife Area on SR 821, head left following a small gravel road. When the gravel road turns right, up the hill, continue straight following the faint grassy road bed along the field. The road bed climbs a small grade crossing a paved driveway. Continue straight across the driveway and bare slightly right onto the 10-15ft wide grassy path.

Follow this wider path until it turns left (dropping down to the Devola Multi-Use Trail). Stay to the right, instead of dropping down the hill. At this point, the trail turns to singletrack until intersecting Millgate Rd. Turn right on Millgate Rd and climb the hill to the ridge-top trailhead parking area. Continue straight up the hill through the parking area onto the doubletrack path. The first intersection will be the Green Trail (a super fun descent!) on your right. The Red Trail continues straight.

Next, you'll pass an oil well site on the right and a short access trail to Deer Walk Circle on your left. The Red Trail continues straight. A short distance further, you'll reach the Cyan Trail on your right (another super fun descent!). Once again, the Red Trail continues straight. After a steep descent, leading you along the edge of a pond, the Blue Trail splits off to the right dropping into the valley and the Red Trail holds to the left.

Next, the trail empties out onto a gravel road that climbs the ridge line under the power line. On your left, the GW3 Trail descends through an open, grassy area down to a pond and picnic area. Just past the GW3 Trail on your left, you'll notice a tree-covered knob on the top of the hill. This is the site of a prehistoric burial mound.

From here, the trail follows the power line, later passing the Orange Trail (on your right) and the Yellow Trail (on your left) before entering a clearing at an oil well site. From here, the trail descends a steep, doubletrack road-cut before joining the Blue Trail at the rear of the Broughton's WIldlife Area parking, where you began.

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