About 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%. This part of the trail is concrete-surfaced.
- West Street to Turquoise Drive
- 1.4 miles | 2.2 kilometers
- Concrete: 50% of the trail (0.7 mile | 1.1 kilometers)
- Aggregate: 50% of the trail (0.7 mile | 1.1 kilometers)
- Easy grades: 58% of the trail has grades of less than 5%
- Moderate grades: 30% of the trail has grades between 5 and 10% (2000 ft | 610 m)
- Steep grades: 11% of the trail has grades between 10 and 15% (700 ft | 213 m)
- Very steep grades: 1% of the trail has grades of more than 15% (50 ft | 15 m)
- Maximum grade: 17%
- Low point: 6,947 feet | 2,117 meters
- High point: 7,116 feet | 2,169 meters
- Elevation range: 169 feet | 52 meters
Along the Way
View photos of Cedar Trail in the Cedar Trail photo gallery.