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Cedar Trail
FUTS logoAbout the Trail
This trail includes two separate segments.  The east half climbs 150 feet on the east slope of McMillan Mesa through open forest and grasslands.  The trail is parallel to Cedar Avenue, but it is buffered from the road by a band of open space.  The climb is steady and can be steep at times, especially near the top.  This part of the trail is aggregate-surfaced.

The west half also parallels Cedar Avenue and Forest Avenue, from Gemini Drive to Turquoise Drive, in a band of open space.  The trail descends the west slope of the Mesa in a series of long, gradual stair steps.  The last step is the steepest and has a steady grade of 10 percent.  This part of the trail is concrete-surfaced.

Endpoints
West Street to Turquoise Drive

Length
1.2 mi  |  2.0 km

Surface
Concrete:  51 percent of the trail (0.6 mi | 1.0 km)
Aggregate:  49 percent of the trail (0.6 mi | 1.0 km)

Grades
Easy grades:  58 percent of the trail has grades of less than 5 percent
Moderate grades:  30 percent of the trail has grades between 5 and 10 percent (2000 ft | 610 m)
Steep grades:  11 percent of the trail has grades between 10 and 15 percent (700 ft | 213 m)
Very steep grades:  1 percent of the trail has grades of more than 15 percent (50 ft | 15 m)
Maximum grade:  17 percent

Elevation
Low point:  6947 ft | 2117 m
High point:  7117 ft | 2169 m
Elevation range:  170 ft | 52 m
Cumulative elevation gain/loss:  189 ft | 58 m

Along the Way

Intersecting Trails

Future Plans

About 450 feet of missing trail, between Gemini Drive and the Arizona Trail, will be constructed to connect the two halves, and a short section of existing sidewalk near Turquoise Drive will be replaced with a 10-foot wide concrete FUTS section.  Both of these projects are programmed for spring of 2010; click here for more information.

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Cedar Trail

Cedar Trail
Cedar Trail
Cedar Trail