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Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail, California

   
The total elevation difference for Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail is 2,662 feet, and that is higher than average. With its 19 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer backcountry hike. Different parts of this wilderness trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness trail. Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail is a two ended great outdoors trail with two trailheads, so if you can get a ride from someone, you can hike it just one way. This region does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Now this backpacking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This backcountry walk should take you about 3 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 9.5 miles
Total climbing distance = 5.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 1.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 9.5 miles
Total climbing distance = 2.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 7.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 4 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 19 miles
Total climbing distance = 8.6 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 3 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 2 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 19 miles
Total climbing distance = 8.6 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 3 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 2 days

Total elevation difference: 2662 feet
   
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