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Sweetwater Trail, California

Sweetwater Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. This wilderness hiking trail goes through some very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the wilderness hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. This great outdoors hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 3,070 feet which is a higher than average number. Of course, this is an overnight trek, 2 days normally, so it's a good thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. Keep in mind that this is a long backpacking and hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. With its 12.6 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many wilderness hiking trails. This region does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go.

Total in and out hiking length = 12.6 miles

Total climbing distance = 5.5 miles

Difficulty : Difficult

Casual Hiking Pace: 2 days

Fast Hiking Pace: 7.5 hours

Total elevation difference: 3070 feet
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