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blue Spruce Creek to Deadhorse Loop Trail

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Trail

7.5 mile 12.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,366' 416 m
Descent: -1,389' -423 m
High: 10,373' 3,162 m
Low: 9,038' 2,755 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Craig Daugherty

This trail has a bunch of great singletrack climbing, then gradual doubletrack descending.

Craig Daugherty

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The Spruce/Tipperary Creek portion of this trail is open to bikes, so be alert for them coming down that steep descent.

Overview

The Spruce Creek Trail and beginning of Deadhorse are great singletrack. Deadhorse is not open to bikes, but any type of foot traffic is allowed.

Description

Start at the parking lot across from the Fraser Experimental Forest buildings. The trailhead on the north side of the access road, just across from the parking lot. It is marked with a trail sign right next to the road. The entire trail is marked by plastic, blue trail markers nailed to trees.

Hike up this trail until you come to a three way intersection. Going right is Tipperary Creek Trail, but stay left, through the gate to get on the Deadhorse Loop. You'll roll a bit, but mostly continue to climb until coming to a clearing on wide doubletrack. This is where the descent begins. Turn left and continue following the blue trail markers back to the parking lot.

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Jun 23, 2018
Krista H
Mostly gravel road 7.3mi
Nov 3, 2017
Andrew Baldwin
Apr 5, 2017
Bill Epps
A 7+/- mile loop, that promised some killer views. I ended up starting CW and hiked in about 3+ and turned due to potholing, I left my 'shoes in car 6mi — 3h 13m
Jun 7, 2016
Mike Miner
I did the uphill on the road. It's unrelentingly uphill until it starts down. No shade but no rocks and roots either. 7.5mi

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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