5.2 miles
Distance
1,078 ft
Climb
-1,075 ft
Descent
2 miles
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Caples Butte and Sheps Lake is a 5 mile moderately popular easy route located near Kirkwood California. This hike primary route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 1,078 ft with a max elevation of 8,664 ft then descends -1,075 ft.

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Trails in Route

Caples Butte2 miles
Red Cliffs3,668 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Other Activities
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Caples Butte and Sheps Lake mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    50 min 15 sec
  • Altitude min
    7,816 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,816 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,818 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.2%
  • Grade min
    36.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,142 ft

Directions

  1. Walk southeast on Red Cliffs.
  2. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  3. Turn left onto Caples Crest.
  4. Continue for 500 meters.
  5. Turn right to stay on Caples Crest.
  6. Continue for 600 meters.
  7. Turn left onto Caples Butte.
  8. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  9. Walk south on Caples Butte.
  10. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  11. Turn right onto Caples Crest.
  12. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  13. Turn right onto Red Cliffs.
  14. Continue for 1 kilometer.
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Red Cliffs to Lift 1 @ Kirkwood Bike Park
Red Cliffs to Lift 1 @ Kirkwood Bike Park
trail: Red Cliffs
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Jul 24, 2019

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