Salmon Falls Trail to Flagstaff Hill
ElevationAscent: 1,929' 588 m
Descent: -1,927' -587 m
High: 1,397' 426 m
Low: 471' 144 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 48% (25°)
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“This route features the Salmon Falls Trail with a climb and descent of Flagstaff Hill.”— Matt Hindman
This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.
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Head west/southwest on Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail) looking for the split just after the switchback at Hancock Creek. From here, expect a very steep climb ( > 20% grade in some sections) up to the top of Flagstaff Hill on Salmon Falls Rd, which is a granny gear trail at best.
Turn left onto the Flagstaff Hill Connector and get ready for a rowdy descent. The payoff at the top on Mickey Mouse Connector Trail is worth the climb with great views of Folsom Lake and surrounding area and two highly technical and extreme downhill singletrack sections ( > 30% grade) with lots of challenging rocky descents and switchbacks.
As a lollipop loop, you'll meet back with Salmon Falls Rd which you'll retrace back to the Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail) back to the parking area.