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scramble
2 months ago

Although I started on the forest road 160 after I drove 1.0 mile on it, I didn’t follow FR160 very long. Once FR160 Turns back west, I just headed uphill. There’s a closed track (mentioned in the description) that I followed for awhile, too. Just head for either the middle or the right half of Cerro Pedernal - no real trail up the slope. Once you get to the base of the shield cliffs, follow them left. PASS the cave, keep going left, find the dead juniper leaned against the cliff. That’s the 12-foot move you have to make (mentioned in the description). Deep breath, grab a handhold, power on up. Once you get to the top, take a few minutes to read the truly moving entries in the journals inside the lockbox. Stay still long enough for the ravens to come soaring over you.

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

Difficult trail to hike, not for beginners. Definitely be prepared with a camelback or a bottle of water or two. Takes a few hours out and back. Very steep in some areas. Would highly recommend leaving trail markers with stones or sticks along the way. There are no signs to mark the beginning of the trail. Beautiful views at the top. Do your research on this one prior to heading out!

This was definitely a scenic hike, but the views don't change much. The trail is well marked with CDT markers. Very little shade so be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen.

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6 months ago

The trail is unmarked trail. Even the point of start doesn't have any signs except a path fork out from FR100. Once you start hiking, Alltrail map is helpful till your reach to the base of the mountain which is around 2.5 to 3 miles from the start. The map is accurate even after that but the trail become very narrow as loses itself in rocks many a times. You need to follow your instinct to remain on trail. There was literally no one hiking this trail.I met a family who was returning from the trail when I started but there is no one after that whom I met. Its me and my personal carro pedernal perch :). one has to climb 12 feet rock( you need to use your hand) to continue the trail which is around 150-200 feet below the top.The climb is easy as it provide grip and notches.A healthy individual should be able to do that. While coming I followed a patch which is pretty wide and lot of loose soil and gravel as I could not follow the path through which I came. After descending for one third I realized that its a path made by water coming down the mountain which is dry now. I used it to come down still. It is the hardest way to get down and try to avoid this path( This path is pretty wide and has a lot of soil in it) The view from the top is breath taking. The Pics loaded on this site are amazing and pretty much capture the views but nothing can match being there and done that feeling.

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6 months ago

This was a relatively easy trail until you get to the meadows. Then it’s kind of a free for all, but certainly worth it.

Really nice. The first part could be good for tail running, but then the elevation jumps up. Beautiful forest.

Completed the out and back 13.1 mile trail in 6.5 Hrs w/ a Lunch Break. Steady steep elevation gain for about 3 miles or so. Crossed a 3' 0" - 4' 0" wide creek about 13 times. (Bring a walking stick or trekking poles to assist with crossings) At the time, it was the end of March...This creek could have been water from the snow melt at the time. Lots of picturesque rock formation plateaus off in the distance. Very Scenic. Saw a huge herd of Elk in the lower elevation area. Plenty of Camp sites at the halfway point of the 13.1 mile stretch.

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