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This trail enters the Roaring River Wilderness. This trail runs from Forest Road 4635-140 (4,400’) on the west to Forest Road 5830 (4,360’) on the east. From the trailhead at Forest Road 4635-140, the trail heads uphill 0.6 miles to the Roaring River Wilderness boundary (4,600’).
The trail levels slightly at the boundary and continue 0.5 miles to the foot of Mount Mitchell to the east (4,680’). The trail heads northeast around Mount Mitchell, climbs 0.7 miles and reaches the high point of the trail on the north side of the mountain (4,960’). From here, the trail begins a steep descent on several switchbacks 0.6 miles to Forest Road 5830. The trail exits the Roaring River Wilderness here. Visitors can return to the trailhead on this trail (#704). For those wishing to extend their hike, cross Forest Road 5830 and follow Cottonwood Meadows Trail #705 (2.9 miles). The trail (#705) reaches Cottonwood Lake after 0.7 miles.
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