Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Robert Parks

Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by Robert Parks »

Date Hiked: April 15, 2022
General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident)

My apologies, previous report refers to the Horse Pasture Trail

Cutoff Trail is Passable, minor obstacles are present
Robert Parks

Re: Horse Pasture Trail

Post by Robert Parks »

Date Hiked: April 15, 2022
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Trail is in Clear condition from Tassajara Road to the Marble Peak Trail, some brush in the Horse Pasture Camp area.
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Betsy M
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Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by Betsy M »

Date Hiked: May 24, 2021
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

The trail is mostly clear of brush, with poison oak starting to crowd in. We cleared the 3 fallen trees including one on the section along Tassajara Creek leading to the Narrows.
Cleared oak tree Tassajara Cutoff Trail.jpg
Cleared tree Tassajara Cutoff Trail.jpg
Cleared tree Tassajara Cutoff Trail looking downhill.jpg
There were lots of chrysalises (chrysalides) hanging on the brush, some already opened. You could see where caterpillars had munched away leaves from entire ceanothus bushes. There were orange biting flies. Plus a few ticks, even though it was pretty dry.

There are some scary undercuts on the cliff section. And a rockslide just below the trail, which has deposited a pile of rocks on the lower leg of the switchback down below the waterfall. But so far the trail has not collapsed.
Sarah

Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by Sarah »

Date Hiked: June 18, 2020
General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident)

Some brushy sections. Ticks. Waterfall is running.
aaronmcd
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Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by aaronmcd »

Date Hiked: June 15, 2019
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Still clear.
David Hirsch

Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by David Hirsch »

Date Hiked: October 29, 2018
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

There are two short active slide areas that are not problematic to cross but should be crossed quickly.
jboning
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Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by jboning »

Date Hiked: June 17, 2018
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

This trail is in very good condition! The creek was dry.
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jack_glendening
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Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by jack_glendening »

Date Hiked: December 30, 2015
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Creek dry above the falls, no visible water flowing over the falls - a few visible pools lower down.

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Betsy M
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Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by Betsy M »

Date Hiked: September 8, 2013
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

The Cutoff Trail is in fine shape, the best it has been in many years. There is some brush near the top, as you start down the canyon. But this brush is just closing in, and isn't actually touching you, yet. At the section where the trail crosses a cliff, and you have a view of a waterfall (dry at this time), there was a rockslide that took out about 15 feet of tread. This has been repaired, kind of. The tread isn't quite right, and hopefully the whole section won't end up in the bottom of the canyon after winter rains. There are patches of poison oak here and there, but mostly you can avoid touching it if you're careful.
wavejumper

Re: Tassajara Cut-Off Trail

Post by wavejumper »

Date Hiked: December 15, 2011
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

I've been living at Tassajara and just wanted to note that (especially in regard to the previous post) the "Tassajara cut-off trail" from Tassajara Creek up to the Horse Pasture trail is in superfine shape, the best -I've- ever seen it in my ~10 years of hiking in the area, as is the Horse Pasture Trail itself at least from Tassajara Rd. to the cut-off (more work to do heading on HP over to Arroyo Seco, but that's a different matter). Muchos Kudos to Robert, I believe is his name, who's been doing mad work all around the Tassajara area - Hi Robert, you're probably on this forum, just wanted to say thanks from everybody at Tassajara!
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