DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

snow

trail running
12 days ago

Great trail. Lots of exposure though due to recent forest fires so shade is few & far between. Go early in the morning & bring more water than you think you need if running in July or August. There are some emergency rations in the geocache box at the top of Russell’s Butte if you’re in a real crunch. The trail was great for running. It was single-track in many areas but still wide with good visibility. The final third of Mallory’s Trail to the summit of Russell’s Butte is pretty steep so if you’re trail running leave some gas in your tank for that.