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Fence Line Trail

Fence Line Trail

Fence Line Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.43680°N / 121.1848°W

Object Title: Fence Line Trail

Route Type: Class 1-2 hike on non-maintained trail

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: blmcclain

Created/Edited: Jul 27, 2004 / Jul 28, 2004

Object ID: 161682

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The approach follows the North Chalone Peak trail. From the Bear Gulch visitors center, the north peak is approximately four miles. Just below the north peak, the south peak trail branches off just south of the gate. The trail heads down to the saddle between the two peaks and the Fence Line Trail splits from the south peak trail at approximately 3/4 of a mile.

Route Description

At the saddle point where the peak trail heads to the east around the peak, a well-defined fence line moves directly up the face of the peak. There is a slightly boot-packed trail along the fence. Nearing the top, there is a short section of Class 2 rock and the trail steepens. From here the fence bends to the south and the trail continues to follow the fence line. Once near the summit, the grade levels out and a small carain marks a climbers left turn towards the summit. The path looks very poor but after pushing through some thick bushes it opens up to reveal the summit carain. The total Fence Line Trail distance is 1/2 mile.

Essential Gear

Lots of water in the summer months.

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South Chalone Peak as seen...Topo map showing the approach...Fence Line Trail