Chaparral Trail - Section 2, Merit to Celeste
ElevationAscent: 190' 58 m
Descent: -198' -60 m
High: 719' 219 m
Low: 614' 187 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“Rails to trails conversion - long, straight, and pretty flat”— G B
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
This section is mostly gravel single/doubletrack and can be a little bumpy. The trestle bridges are all well planked although there are no side rails and the drop off can be as much as 30ft. This makes it a little less family friendly than section 1, but OK if supervised. The 1/4 mile approaching Celeste is paved and has a couple of park benches.
Cedar, oak, and hickory line the trail and will provide some shade except at high noon in the summer. There is NO WATER anywhere along the trail, however there are tasty treats no far where it crosses through the towns. As typical with railroad right of ways, the trail abuts farms, ranches, and private residences.
Traffic is lighter than section 1, but the trail is used and you'll probably encounter someone at any time of day throughout the year.
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