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South Prong Trail, Oregon

   
This is a hiking trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. This backcountry walk shouldn't take more than 8.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. South Prong Trail is 9.8 miles long; it's a long hiking and backpacking trail. This neighborhood does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. There are two trailheads to chose from, one in each end which means you have the option of backcountry hiking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end. Different parts of South Prong Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking and backpacking trail. South Prong Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,147 feet which is about average.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 4.9 miles
Total climbing distance = 2.9 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 2.5 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 4.9 miles
Total climbing distance = 1.2 miles
Difficulty : Easy
Casual Hiking Pace: 4 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 2 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 9.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.1 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 9.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.1 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours

Total elevation difference: 2147 feet
   
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