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Pothole Trail, California

This is not a well-traveled area and should be attempted by experienced, well-researched hikers only.  Blue Point Campground is inaccessible, except by foot.  Research this trip well before you attempt it. Says Aaron

Pothole Trail is a one trailhead great outdoors hiking trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry hike. Pothole Trail is 10.6 miles long; it's a long wilderness trail. Keep in mind that this is a long wilderness hiking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This hike should take you about 1.5 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. Different parts of this wilderness trail are at very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the wilderness trail could be very different from other parts of it. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Pothole Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,168 feet which is about average.

Total in and out hiking length = 10.6 miles

Total climbing distance = 4.9 miles

Difficulty : Difficult

Casual Hiking Pace: 1.5 days

Fast Hiking Pace: 6.5 hours

Total elevation difference: 2168 feet
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