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Mule Creek Trail #1159

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

6.9 mile 11.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,756' 840 m
Descent: -442' -135 m
High: 2,886' 880 m
Low: 454' 138 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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A trail through scenic old-growth forests along Mule Creek.

Gabe Howe

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Description

Mule Creek Trail winds from Tucker Flat through Mule Creek's pristine gorges, into a mixed old growth forest to Panther Ridge. The historic pack route was revived in 2015 after decades of neglect and sustained damage from the 2005 Blossom Fire. During high flows, the wet crossings of Mule Creek could be hazardous.

The best time to hike the trail is in the Spring or Fall. Summer temperatures can reach 100 degrees F on southern aspects.

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Sep 29, 2018
Tilman Giese
May 31, 2018
Jeremy Brady
Lots of fallen trees requiring pathing off the trail to get around. Good water source at the headwaters. 1st water crossing needed river shoes. 6mi

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#593

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#18,364

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The deep pristine gorges of Mule Creek never cease to amaze.
Jan 13, 2016 near Port Or…, OR
First creek ford of Mule Creek Trail. Nice canyon.
Jun 9, 2019 near Port Or…, OR
A trail crew crosses over Mule Creek.
Jan 13, 2016 near Port Or…, OR
Crossing Mule Creek at low water.
Oct 31, 2017 near Port Or…, OR
One of the West Fork Mule Creek crossings.
Sep 15, 2019 near Port Or…, OR
Early morning on the Mule Creek Trail looking across the West Form Mule Creek valley.
Sep 15, 2019 near Port Or…, OR

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