3.3 miles
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-1,743 ft
Descent
03:54:40
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Altadena
    California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31424 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

This section of the Silver Moccasin Trail connects CA-2 at Shortcut Saddle with Rincon Red Box Fire Road at West Fork CG. Descend several short switchbacks to Shortcut Fire Road, and go right (west) about 0.3km to where the trail goes left and drops off the road. The going is moderate to very steep at times, especially in the upper switchbacks. There are a few very spicy outside corners in this section. Once down on the canyon bottom, the trail crosses the creek repeatedly and with difficulty.

At Shortcut Saddle, the trail intersects with Silver Moccasin (Alder Creek to Shortcut Saddle) and with Shortcut Fire Road. At West Fork CG, the trail intersects with Rincon Red Box Fire Road, Gabrielino Trail (Kenyon-Devore Trail to West Fork CG), and Gabrielino Trail (West Fork CG to Newcomb Pass).

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Silver Moccasin (Shortcut Saddle to West Fork CG) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,728 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,044 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,772 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,772 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,045 ft
  • Grade
    -9.9%
  • Grade max
    -52.4%
  • Grade min
    10.2%
  • Distance climb
    584 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    617 ft
  • Avg time
    03:54:40
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on Apr 18, 2021
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      Apr 18, 2021 @ 8:16am
      Apr 18, 2021
      Burn aerie trees blocking trail very dry
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