Onahu Creek Trail

 4 votes

3.0 Miles 4.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

881' 268 m

Ascent

-8' -2 m

Descent

9,663' 2,945 m

High

8,791' 2,679 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Unknown

Update

This trail parallels Onahu Creek as a fun out-and-back or it can also serve as a connector to other routes.

Eljefe Nagy

Overview

If you plan on fishing the creek, make certain to have a fishing license. Some parts of the creek are catch and release only, please check the RMNP website for current restrictions.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

The trail has a dedicated TH with a small amount of parking. The trail is easy to find from the TH and mostly parallels Onahu Creek as you climb up the drainage away from the TH.

It is mostly hard packed singletrack and gets less equestrian use than the neighboring Green Mountain Trail. As a result, the singletrack is more narrow and less prone to being muddy.

There are a couple of steep sections that are short in duration. If you are acclimated to the altitude and are relatively fit, this is an easy trail, otherwise, on the easier side of intermediate.

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Sep 3, 2017
Sean Dillon
Reece's first backpacking trip 3mi
Jun 24, 2017
Wes Smith
Lots of up and down and very buggy, wouldn't recommend without long sleeves but beautiful forest and meadows. Onahu Creek site is stunning & secluded 2mi
Jul 26, 2016
tyler johnson
Trail that leads to secluded backcountry campsites and nice forest views.
Jul 25, 2016
Eljefe Nagy
hot summer day! — 1h 30m
Jul 2, 2016
Zac Nelson
Went over 2.5 miles. Thunder and lightning turned us back. Pretty and a little more challenging. 1st stand of aspens very cool

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  3.0 from 4 votes

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