This trail enters the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. This trail travels through thick forest but has several outstanding viewpoints along the way. The trail follows a ridge overlooking the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness to the north.
This trail begins at Forest Road 4610 near Twin Springs Campground (4,240’) and ends at Old Baldy mountain (4,160’).
From Forest Road 4610, the trail heads north into the trees. After approximately 50 feet the trail reaches a junction with #502 and Plaza Trail #783. Turn left onto #502. The trail parallels the road briefly heading southwest. After heading away from the road, the trail crosses a ridge then begins a descent with views south into the Squaw Lakes basin. After 1 mile the trail begins a gradual climb (4,040’). After climbing 1.2 miles, the trail reaches the junction with Fanton Trail #505. Continue heading north on #502 and travel 0.6 to the junction with Eagle Creek Cutoff Trail #504 (4,040’). Leaving the junction with #504 the trail begins a long (3.4 miles), sometimes steep climb to Old Baldy Mountain (4,160). The middle of this trail can be accessed from Fanton Trail #505 (3.1 miles).
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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