Cornell Mountain via Burroughs Range Trail
8 reviews Slide Mountain Wilderness #2 hike out of 37 in
3 hrs 48 min
This is a difficult out and back trail to Cornell Mountain in Slide Mountain Wilderness.
This trail goes by Wittenberg Mountain, Burroughs Range, and Cornell Crack.
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Challenging but very fun hike. Moderately steep 3.4 miles to Wittenberg summit with epic 180 degree+ views. Continuing another mile or so to Cornell you must traverse a fairly tight scramble known as the Cornell Crack. I had no trouble but others in my party had reservations, so I dropped a rope to give them some assurance on the way up. Our dog also needed a boost up; it was harder for her on the way down. Cornell has very limited views. After the return trip down to Woodland Valley we had a nice birthday celebration in the parking lot. Note that parking at the state park is $6 per car. Bathrooms and water available there.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lots of fun scrambling. Stunning view. Got attacked by winter in May on this one