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    Mescal Mountain Loop Hike

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    1.5-2h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    7.1 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    122 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Mescal Mountain Loop is a 7.1 km loop hike that uses Mescal Mountain Trail, Long Canyon Trail, and Deadman’s Pass Trail. With so many interconnecting trails in this area, we love making use of multiple routes to enjoy different vantage points. This route is rated as moderate and sees moderate traffic.

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    Route Description for Mescal Mountain Loop Hike

    The Mescal Mountain Loop is an enjoyable hike suitable for all skill levels near Boynton Canyon and Long Canyon. The route is very scenic with both impressive canyons to admire as you hike. This trail can be extended using interconnecting routes if you want.

    From the Long Canyon Trailhead, take Long Canyon Trail up along the east side of Mescal Mountain. Where the route splits, stay left onto Deadman’s Pass Trail. This section of the hike takes you between Mescal Mountain and the hills that lead up to the canyons. It’s a straight shot to the point where Mescal Mountain Trail splits off to the left. Go left here, wrapping closely around the southern base of Mescal Mountain.

    Stay left at the two junctions on this section of the route. This will take you back to the Long Canyon Trailhead, where you can head off to whichever adventure is next.

    Getting to the Mescal Mountain Loop Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Mescal Mountain Loop is off Long Canyon Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Loop

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