Morgan Pass

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Morgan Pass is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scheelite, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
17 days ago

The trail (road) to Morgan Pass via the U.S. Vanadium tungsten mine is quite steep and presently is impassible at the 1.5 mile point. The trail is blocked by a rock slide that is quite risky to traverse. Additional rockslides make the trail impassable further up the canyon. In spite of the slides, the hike to the first rockslide (where I am sounding the vuvuzela) is impressive in spite of the grade. See the photos I have uploaded. As of the date of this writing, there are no plans by the Forest Service to reopen the trail to Morgan Pass. Any hike to Morgan Pass will have to be made from the Rock Creek Trail out of Tom's Place.

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017