Cool Springs Trail #302
ElevationAscent: 96' 29 m
Descent: -774' -236 m
High: 2,750' 838 m
Low: 2,071' 631 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)
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“The trail follows the main ridge of Fort Mountain before plunging off on a steep, rocky trail with many switchbacks”— Lost Justpastnowhere
Beyond the overlook, the trail becomes much more difficult. A very rocky trail descends very steeply (500 feet in 0.6 mi) down to Trail 301 (East - West Loop). There are a lot of large, loose rocks in the trailbed, especially in the numerous switchbacks making them particularly challenging. The advanced crowd will enjoy bouncing down the trail among the rocks as fast as they dare.
The climb out along the reverse route is of course it's own challenge. The park recommends to continue clockwise along Trail 301 (East - West Loop) back to the parking lot, but the climb out on that route isn't really any easier plus it goes down an additional 400 feet before going back up.