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Horse Creek Trail

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Length


12.8 Miles 20.6 Kilometers


2,816' 858 m

Ascent

-31' -10 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

4,959' 1,511 m

High

2,159' 658 m

Low

Shared By Justin S.

Conditions


Minor Issues 82 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - Miles 1 - 3 are pretty overgrown, have some minor Landslide damage caused by the wildfires and Vine Maples fallen across the trail. Once the trail passes out of the burn Zone and levels off at about mile 3 it is much better though still has some large Fallen trees. History

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A densely populated trail of both flora and fauna alike.

Justin S.

Dogs Unknown

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

Description

The Horse Creek Trail traverses the area from north to east. The hike from this trails northern trailhead traverses some of the oldest and largest forest groves within the wilderness. The trailhead is located on a high ridge making for a fairly level and easy first mile. The trail snakes around towering firs, spruces and hemlocks, some with diameters exceeding seven feet.

Massive ferns cover the forest floor, and moss hangs from the 400-year-old trees. The path is well-maintained along the ridge but just past mile 2, the trail turns downhill where it begins a steep, switchback descent toward Drift Creek. Towards the end of the creek feel free to go fishing for salmon or trout before heading back along the path. The trail leads into Horse Lake Trail (continuation of Horse Creek).

Flora & Fauna

Sitka spruce, hemlock, Douglas fir, poison ivy, moss every where you turn.

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