Total Miles


972.92 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail starts off at the sign that spits Jackhammer and Sledgehammer. You start off going into the canyon on sand and the trail starts to get harder as you head up. The trail has one main obstacle of plaque rock. When you get to the plaque rock, you will see the sign for Sledgehammer and a rock with a lot of broken parts. This rock is a big step and some people stack lots of rocks here to get up. Once you are up, you still have a few more things to deal with; however, this is the main deal. When you get to the top you will be at the Mailbox. From the Mailbox you can head right and take dirt roads back to camp or head left towards the top of Jack and some other trails.

Photos of Sledgehammer



The plaque rock is usually undercut with about 3 foot. The shelf is taller than 3 foot and once you are up there is a off camber squeeze that eats driveshafts as you try to get past. The main rock in the middle is constantly moving and always keeps it interesting.

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Access Description

At the bottom of the canyon there is a sign that splits Jackhammer from Sledgehammer, at the top there is a big Mailbox

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