by Charlie Hickenbottom
Details, Details: “King Crags” are visible from Highway 97 while driving either north or south. Point 5240’+ (“King Crag”) is not visible from the highway, hidden by the slightly lower “King Crags.” FS 7316 road is in good shape for walking.
Above Culver Springs follow a ridge that includes an old cat track, some cut logs, and occasional tread. The slightly lower “King Crags” that are visible from Highway 97 have some scrambling routes to ridge top viewpoints. The higher “King Crag” (USGS Point 5240’+) is 1/4 mile to the southwest of the slightly lower “King Crags.” CalTopo software measures the top at 5,243’.King Crag
It has a class 2 scramble route, ﬁnishing on the northwest side. The Enchantments highlight the summit views.
Directions: Park by a gated spur (FS 7316) alongside Highway 97, about one mile south of the Blewett interpretive sign.
There is room for about three cars, don’t block the gate. 3/4 of the distance is road walking. 1/4 of the distance is cross country hiking that is mostly open timber and seldom brushy.
Distance: 9.4 miles roundtrip.
Elevation: 2,760’ elevation gain.
Last Updated: This post was created on 6/9/20 by Charlie Hickenbottom.
Editors Note: For rock climbers this would be a difficulty of 1, for hikers with a class 2 scramble and elevation gain this would be a difficulty of 2.
Leave it Better You Found It. Carry out all your trash, dispose of your human waste properly (i.e, bury excrement in soil in a six-inch-deep cathole), and carry out other trash found along the way.
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