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Training Hill to Olmstead & back down Western States

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Distance
4.94 mi
Elevation gain
1,506 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
1,640 ft
Max elevation
1,653 ft
TrailRank 
39 4.7
Min elevation
436 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
2 hours 17 minutes
Coordinates
1244
Uploaded
July 22, 2010
Recorded
July 2010
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near Bowman, California (United States)

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Itinerary description

The hike starts at the gate for No Hands bride at the Confluence in Auburn and proceeds up at a steep/strenuous climb of 1k-feet elevation gain in .9-miles approximately .2-miles into the hike. The junction of training hill and western states is well marked and easy to spot. Once the summit is reached the hike is an easy and beautiful walk across the fields of Olmstead and down the Western States trail to your starting point.

The above route provides three distinct portions of hiking from aerobic (Training Hill aka Pointed Rocks) to rolling hills studded with oaks and granite (Olmstead) to a wooded trail with several creeks and wildflowers depending on the season (Western States). An added bonus is No Hands Bridge a historic bridge built in 1912 to move limestone from the Auburn Quarry to nearby processing plants.

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  • Sean T Mar 24, 2018

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    Nice loop, for after work or when you don't have a lot of time. You can do it in about 2 hours. It's still a good work out getting up training hill. Be prepared for steep uphill with a lot of rough rocky uneven areas. Once you make it to the top the rest is much easier. It's been raining for a couple weeks so there was a lot or water on the trail. Even with all the water the mud isn't bad.

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