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Cow Creek Trail

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Length


3.2 Miles 5.1 Kilometers


950' 290 m

Ascent

-3' -1 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

8,773' 2,674 m

High

7,826' 2,385 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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A secluded trail paralleling cow creek.

Brian Smith

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Parking limited to ~7 cars on roadside up from the Ranch gate.

Description

This tranquil trail climbs from McGraw Ranch Rd. all the way to the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls. Cow Creek Trail also provides connectivity between Gem Lake Trail and Black Canyon Trail. If your goal is simply to get to the Black Canyon Trail from Gem Lake, consider a detour to the falls - they're spectacular!

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Aug 23, 2017
Jess Hayes
Jul 9, 2017
Alesh Houdek
May 30, 2017
Tyler C
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Jan 8, 2017
Dana Pearson
Aug 15, 2007
Brent Nelson

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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