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  • High point:6,780
  • Low point:5,430
  • Hiking season: late-July to mid-Oct.
  • Total Elevation gain:1,870
  • Total Elevation lost:1,870
  • Total distance:5.3
  • Effective Distance:8.5
  • Total hiking time: 4 hours
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Profile Explained
Starting in front of Paradise Inn, or the stone steps left of the restrooms, the first .5 mile of paved trail climbs steeply around the west side of Alta Vista. Beyond the blacktop the trail continues to climb to the magnificent views at Panorama Point. From the point the trail rises another 200 feet and crosses above a steep snowfield before descending to the Golden Gate Trail junction(which can be used as a shorter alternative to Paradise). From here the trail continues an to another junction near the Stevens Van Trump Memorial. Taking the right fork toward Myrtle Falls leads to .5 mile of paved trail and the return to Paradise.

Map Discription Size (kb)
Small colored elevaton map 4
Topographic map with shadeing 223
Topographic map without shadeing 71
Shaded Basement Geologic Map

(Geologic key)

Air Photo 1,654
Stereo Map

To see this image you will need special glasses (which I will provide if you contact me before supplies run out)


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Gregg Petrie 2000