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Harkins Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (13)

A steep and dry fire road.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Point to Point

1,754' 535 m

High

455' 139 m

Low

1,370' 418 m

Up

72' 22 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Description

Harkins Ridge Trail packs in 1,500 feet of climbing in just around 3 miles with an average incline of 10%. It is needless to say that this is evil. The road also has a lot of sun exposure which can make hiking it at midday rather unpleasant. It can be used to connect to the Whittemore Gulch Trail or the Purisma Creek Trail for a longer loop hike.

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  3.9 from 13 votes

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  3.9 from 13 votes
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Harkins Ridge
Feb 25, 2019 near Half Mo…, CA
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Jan 14, 2016 near Highlan…, CA

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Jan 4, 2020
David Hitchcock
Hiked down the Harkins Ridge Trail with Trudy, beautiful views in the morning as clouds hovered on peaks, redwoods were amazing. 3.1mi — 1h 00m
Jul 7, 2019
Achilleas Doufas
3mi
Apr 21, 2019
Shahab Hassani
Hiking with Mehrnoush and Reza
Mar 31, 2019
Reza Haghighi
Feb 4, 2019
Andrew Fogg
Oct 27, 2018
Jacob Bukoski
1mi
Sep 2, 2018
Laurie Berberich
Connected to Whittemore Gulch. Total loop was 6.54 miles. 3.1mi
Aug 11, 2018
Haroon Muhammad