Ascent of King Peak on 2019-07-06

Climber: Mike Maki

Others in Party:Mary Maki -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, July 6, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:King Peak
    Elevation:4088 ft / 1246 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a beautiful and well maintained trail. Easy to follow and a good grade. Heck of a drive in though. Recommend AWD or 4WD. Mostly for the ride out as it may be a challenge gaining traction with 2WD up the sharp steep switchbacks along King Peak Road between N Fork Bear Creek and Wilder Ridge Rd. The hike to Kings Peak is very nice. We did the lollipop route counter clockwise. A few other folks on the trail. Found a small rattler coiled in the rocks at the summit shelter/platform. If you don't mind a long drive in, this is a well worth it peak! Fantastic views from the summit. Shasta was a little obscured. Good view of the coast.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1876 ft / 571 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1876 ft / 571 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1876 ft / 571 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Lightening Trail
    Start Trailhead:Lightening Trail  2212 ft / 674 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1876 ft / 571 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Lightening Trail
    End Trailhead:Lightening Trail  2212 ft / 674 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Maki
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