Look the trail in the eyes
The Bull Basin Trail starts at a trailhead located off FR 90A. Ascending Kendrick Mountain's north slope, it switchbacks up to a large meadow. The trail then turns south along a rocky ridge to a flat area where there is a spring, and on to the old Kendrick Lookout Cabin. That one room log structure, built in the early 1900s, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Be sure to go up to the lookout to enjoy the view. The two springs along the trail are not reliable and not recommended for drinking.
The lower section of Bull Basin Trail follows some old logging roads (now closed to vehicles) and then merges with the Connector Trail, which branches off to the west. Bull Basin proceeds east, passing a small meadow. About 1/4 mile beyond the meadow the trail begins a steep ascent. It then curves south at another large meadow near the top of Kendrick Mountain, passing a spring before reaching the old Kendrick Lookout Cabin. The trail is generally well marked. The old cabin can be used by visitors, but please leave it in good shape for the next person or even you, when you come back again. Most of the trail is within the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness.
Bull Basin - 4.5 miles one-way
Connector - 1 mile one-way
About 5 to 6 hours round trip to the top of Kendrick Mountain (10,120'/3005M), or to the trailhead of Kendrick Mountain Trail . If a loop is made using the Bull Basin Trail, the Pumpkin Trail and the Connector Trail, travel time will run about 7 hours.
Bull Basin - Moderate
Connector - Easy
Bull Basin Trailhead is located at 7900' (2415M), just off Forest Road 90A. The Connector Trail connects the Bull Basin Trail and the Pumpkin Trail.
Late spring to early fall.
No motorized vehicles or mechanized (e.g. mountain bikes) vehicles. Horseback riding or hiking only.
Moritz Ridge-Kendrick. (A Forest Map may also be useful; they can be purchased at the Visitors Center.)
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.
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