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Slate Mountain via Windy Gap Trail is a 7.7 mile out and back trail located near Springville, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 1,971 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

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Over grown

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Sean Gloster
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Hiking

Good hike easy to follow the trail. No sign at the trailhead but App is accurate on the starting point. Only disappointment was the hike/trail does up to and along Slate Mountain’s actual summit but doesn’t go to it. Easy enough to blaze to the top. Just pay close attention to the rocks as you scramble up and around the top as there is huge gaps between rocks/boulders. Ones that easily will snap legs of miscalculated. Not best hike but not bad. 4 star is generous but not bad.

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Cheryl Case
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HikingSnow

There was still quite a bit of snow on the trail, despite the road being clear. We found the trailhead and were able to follow it for about a mile and a half until we lost it in the snow and downed trees.The orange blazes that start at the campground stop when you get to the paved road and turn right for 300 yards. There is a sign with the trail number where you pick it up again after the 300 yards, but after about another mile or so we lost it. Very pretty and open woods, glorious sunny morning, tons of birds in the trees, bear prints and grouse prints in the snow. I recommend this trail even though we didn't get to the saddle with the views.

Joey Gonzalez
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Running

Started just off of 190 at meadow below Ponderosa. Went up towards Slate mountain 4.65 miles and back. light patchy snow. very nice!

Steve Hylton
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Hiking

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.

Katie Lindl
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Hiking
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Eric Crozier
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Michael Conte
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