Overview: This hike follows Forest Road 52B and FR 9403C up the south slope of Mount Tritle, to its 7782 foot summit. Along the way, one can enjoy spectacular views of the rugged western slope of the Bradshaw Mountains, cool forest, and old mines. This hike can be used as a connector between Mount Tritle and Mount Union.
The hike begins on FR 52B, continues up FR 9403C to the crest of Mount Tritle's western ridge, then turns east to climb to the summit of Mount Tritle, where one can enjoy an awesome 360 degree view. Driving as far as Mount Tritle's western ridge is possible, but not recommended, as a flipped over vehicle along the road can attest to.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.