An excellent training trail for equestrians, runners and hikers, climbing 1052 feet in about a mile. Located at Highway 49 at Foresthill Road.
"No Hands Bridge"At the Confluence there is $10 fee now for parking. It isn't alongside 49 yet.
|Elevation Profile graph for perspective about the trail's challenge! |
ASRA reports grade at 16%-30% in 1.2 miles.
Ascent: 1052 feet to climb in .9 miles per my GPS; starts at 607 feet elevation.
The American River was especially low that day.Update: Sept. 8th, 2012 same low water levels.
|This is the fork to look for; head toward Cool, to your left, leaving the old road. The trail looks narrow but widens out shortly. It will traverse to the left until the next fork.|
It is particularly grueling going up through all this rugged track,
but going down is...just as grueling. FUN for challenge seekers!
Map of Training Hill / Western States Trail Loop Option 3: 4.7 miles
or the WST loop option and some great springtime photos.
The Training Hill out and back option map:
BLM ~ Bureau of Land Management