February 22, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Pass Mountain Loop Trail at Usery Mountain Park is 7.5 miles long with variations in elevation change. Due to the length and over 500 ft of elevation gain I am calling this an average to moderate hike (Hiking Difficulty Descriptions). We will start at the Meridian Trailhead (see directional map below) and take the loop counter-clockwise (which has the steepest ascent).
We will start the hike no later than 2:10pm. Expect the hike to take 3-3.5 hours. Bring 2 liters of water and snacks. There are no bathrooms or water at the non-improved trailhead but we will stop on the way back when we pass the bathrooms at the Wind Cave Trail trailhead.
After the hike you have the option of joining us for dinner (but of course you pay for what you order). I will put it up for a vote (please answer the question): Tia Rosa's or the Monastery
To get to the Meridian Trailhead (which is free) from N. Ellsworth Road and E. Brown drive east on Brown until you get to Meridian, then drive north (left) on Meridian until you get to the dirt trailhead.