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High Desert National Recreational Trail, California

   
This trek should take you about 6 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. This wilderness trail has two trailheads, so if you can get a ride from someone, you can walk it just one way. Now this trail is pretty long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This wilderness hiking trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. The total elevation difference for this wilderness trail is 3,046 feet which is a higher than average number. This area does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. High Desert National Recreational Trail is 38.2 miles long; it's considered a longer hike.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 19.1 miles
Total climbing distance = 8.6 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 3 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 days

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 19.1 miles
Total climbing distance = 9.9 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 3 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 days
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 38.2 miles
Total climbing distance = 18.5 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 6 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 4 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 38.2 miles
Total climbing distance = 18.5 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 6 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 4 days

Total elevation difference: 3046 feet
   
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