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próximo a Meadow Brook, California (United States)
What kind of name is Mar-Det for a trail anyway? Well, it is short for Marine Detachment. In the 1980s a Marine Detachment from the USS Vinson worked on this trail--hence the name. It is open to hikers, and horses only. No motorized vehicles are allowed on any portion of this trail. The trail starts (point "A") after the bridge just past the Traverse Creek Natural Area. Shortly after "A" you will want to turn right to follow the trail. It looks like it climbs straight up but it is better to take a sharp right. The trail will climb through some serpentine soils with manzanita bushes growing in abundance. At "B" go right and continue climbing. At point "C" a spur trail exists leading to the road. At point "D" another spur exists, this one heads west and eventually loops back to the Traverse Creek Natural Area. Point "E" is another spur leading out to the road. Point "F" is a key junction. Most people go straight here and end their hike at road 12N92. If you turn left at "F" the Mar-Det trail continues. At "G" a there exists an oak that needs to be cut out of the trail. The trail will climb steeply until "H" is reached which is a junction with a road. Cross the road and continue to "I" where the trail merges with a spur road that is not on the quad map. At point "J" follow the road until "K". The trail used to be off the road here but the Forest Service logged the area and instead of avoiding the trail they obliterated it here and then rerouted the trail along the road until point "K" is reached (or it would be easy to go off the road) and the trail resumes. Points "L" and "M" can be confusing. A junction with a road and a motorcycle trail exist here. "M" is the junction with the Mar-Det trail. Point "N" is a junction with the 12N92B spur which must be followed to at least point "O" which is the junction with the Mar-Det Little Silver Tie Trail, or pass this option by until point "P" where the trail starts again. Point "Q" is a junction with an old road that is not used anymore. When you reach point "R" you will be at Darling Ridge Road and the junction with the Darling Ridge Trail if you cross the street. The Mar-Det Trail ends at point "S" at a junction with the Rock Creek Loop OHV Trail.