The trail to the Needles leads through a relaxing conifer forest. Breaks in the trees provide appetizer views of the surrounding Sierra, warming you up for the feast-for-the-eyes that the lookout provides. The wide trail climbs over a hill before descending to the base of the Needles. After two miles, with the lookout in sight, the trail climbs several moderate switches up to a series of daunting staircases (hike only). The steps themselves can be a bit dizzying. Suppress that fear of heights and walk the catwalk up to the Needles lookout for an amazing view.
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More Stats for Needles Lookout Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change79 ft
Altitude min1.5 miles
Altitude start1.5 miles
Altitude end1.5 miles
Distance climb4,919 ft
Distance down3,625 ft
Distance flat153 ft
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