This trail enters the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The trail runs south to north with several viewpoints along the section of the trail located between Douglas Trail #781 junction and Bonanza Trail #786 junction. This trail stays along the ridgeline with the only significant sustained grade being between Sheepshead rock and Salmon Mountain Trail #787. There are some sections of 14-20% grade, but they are short pitches.
This trail starts at Forest Road 4610 and ends at it junction with Boulder Ridge Trail #783A. From Forest Road 4610 (4,240’), the trail heads north and after 50’ the trail branches. The trail heading west is Old Baldy Trail #502. Head east (right) onto this trail (#783). At 1.3 miles the trail passes Sheepshead Rock (4,460’) which offers nice views to the north, west, and east. Leaving Sheepshead Rock, the trail climbs several switchbacks, descends briefly then contours a further 1.5 miles to the junction with Salmon Mountain Trail #787 (3,840’). From the junction, #783 continues north and after 2.6 miles the trail reaches the junction with Douglas Trail #781 (4,040’). Head right to stay on #783 and continue 1.6 miles to the junction with Bonanza Trail #786 (4,200’). Head left to stay on #783 and the trail passes Huckleberry Mountain (4,290’) in 0.1 miles. Continue heading north going downhill 1.7 miles to the trail’s end at the junction with Boulder Ridge Trail #783A. The only significant sustained grades on this trail are between the Sheepshead rock and Salmon Mountain Trail #787. There are some short, steep sections along the trail.
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