Dan's Trail 550


From FR 109, Dan’s Trail follows a ridge south for two miles with a descent of 400 feet elevation. It meets with FR 512 at an arroyo bottom then turns north to climb along another ridge. After 1 mile, it turns to the east and descends to another arroyo. It then follows north up a third ridge to return to FR 109 at point 1 ½ miles east of the start. Returning on FR 109 can make a loop.

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Open Season: April - October
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dispose of waste properly. Leave what you find. Pack it in pack it out. Closed to all motor vehicles. No developed trailheads. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods.
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General Information

Directions: East end: Take Forest Road (FR) 109 1½ miles east of west terminusWest end: Take Forest Road (FR) 109 2 ¼ miles southwest of Valentine Ridge Campground and ½ mile east of FR 512 (Young Highway).



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Day Hiking

This trail is an old logging road that connects with other roads. Pay attention to trail markers. Visitors can hike or ride directly from Valentine Ridge Campground following FR 18 and Valentine Trail 551. FR 188 and FR 109 each receive some motor vehicle travel, especially on weekends; caution is required when hiking or riding on these roads. Trail is in a previously burned area. Trail may be hazardous due to downed trees and thick brush and sometimes impassable.
Fire InformationMinimize campfire impacts
Elevation descHighest: 7,120 feet Lowest: 6,720 feet
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult