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Dakota Ridge Trail to East Ridge Trail

Dakota Ridge is an enjoyable, rolling, somewhat shady trail that parallels the wider, sunny Sanitas Valley Trail. Dakota Ridge is the less-traveled of the two, and both approaches lead to Sanitas' steep East Ridge Trail. Some Sanitas regulars skip the summit entirely, and make a loop out of the two valley trails.