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Nogal Peak Trail #26, NM

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,899 feet
Elevation Gain 1,058 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,077 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.69
Interest Peak
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Author imike
author avatar Guides 253
Routes 0
Photos 6,930
Trips 2,467 map ( 21,513 miles )
Age 71 Male Gender
Location Cloudcroft, NM
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Preferred   Jul, Jun, Aug, Sep → Any
Seasons   Late Winter to Early Winter
Sun  5:51am - 6:00pm
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It Needs to Grow, Just a Bit!
by imike

Likely In-Season!
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It comes really close to that nice 10,000' mark... but, not quite.

This short ridge climbing trail takes off from the Crest Trail (#25), close to the far north end of that trail's end. For all practical purposes, the trail could be considered to start from Forest Road 108, just a quarter mile further along the Crest route. If you are trying for an easier day, that is likely where you parked.

Nogal Peak, though not hitting the 10K height, stands well above the surrounding ridges, and offers up a great destination, ideally combined with a series of the nearby trails climbing up and away from Bonito Creek down in the 7,000' levels. Hike up Skull Canyon Trail (#41), Argentina Canyon Trail (#39), Turkey Canyon Trail (#40) or Big Bonita Canyon Trail (#36) and loop down Forest Road 108 (Tanbark Canyon)... or, mix and match the loops... the options are plenty.

Or, keep it simple... park at the Trailhead for the Crest Trail and enjoy an easier trek to the top. Add a rock to the large cairn up on the peak. Kick back and enjoy the views.

This one is a must do for those hiking the White Mountain Wilderness Area!

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2013-05-07 imike

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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.

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    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    The practical start for this trail would be from some orientation along Forest Road 107 or Forest Road 108 (Tanbark Canyon). Decide on your selected connecting route and check out the directions to those trails.
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