McCarthy Trail

HARD 4 reviews

McCarthy Trail is a 24.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Delta, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
24.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3090 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

3 days ago

We are preparing for a hike that involves some immediate elevation gain. This was the perfect choice for us. Immediate gain at beginning, so be ready. Hiking poles were nice to have, especially since this is an out and back trail. The downhill is prone to slipping due to loose dirt and small rocks. We only hiked 3 miles in for 6 round trip, but plan to return for a little more soon.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2011

The hour is a 800 feet elevation climb. I went a total of 7 miles and gained 1,800 feet. Tough trail to follow afer about 4 miles. I was completly alone

8 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017