Slate Mountain via Windy Gap Trail is a 7.7 mile out and back trail located near Springville, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible from May until December.
I hiked this trail on 6/2/13 and headed north to climb Slate mtn. The trail conditions were somewhat OK, there were quite a few downed trees but you could get around them pretty easy and the trail is faint in some places also, but the short climb to Slate from the trail was awesome its got excellent views into the Golden Trout Wilderness. But the trail south of Windy Gap is brushy and would not recommend hiking it. I finally had to turn around and head back to my truck.