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Ben Lomond Trail

Beginning Elevation: 2,300 Feet (717.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain: 4,153 Feet (1294.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,453 Feet (2011.5 Meters)
Length, One-way: 4.8 Miles (8.0 Kilometers)

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General Description

The Ben Lomond Trail (6EO4) is an strenuous 4.6 mile hike at an elevation of 2,300 feet. This trail climbs 4,000 feet in 4.8 miles, a hike with spectacular views near the top. Destinations include Ben Lomond Peak (5,453 feet) and the High Lakes Area. Heavy brush field near the top. Hiking time is 7 hours to Ben Lomond Peak, 9 hours to Chips Lake.

Directions from Quincy: Travel west on Hwy. #70, approximately 25 miles from the Quincy Ranger Station. The trailhead is located at Chips Creek. Trailhead T.25.N., R.6.E., NE Section 26.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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