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Sanitas Valley Trail to East Ridge Trail

Sanitas Valley is a wide, gently-sloping gravel trail that parallels the rockier, shadier Dakota Ridge Trail. Sanitas Valley is the more-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.