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Morrison and Rimrock Trails

 4.5 (17)

Length


14.0 Miles 22.5 Kilometers


1,638' 499 m

Ascent

-1,633' -498 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

2,086' 636 m

High

1,391' 424 m

Low

Shared By Tony Deluca

Conditions


All Clear 28 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees: trail was very well marked except by the campgroung. History

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A beautiful and challenging trek with great views of the Allegheny Reservoir.

Tony Deluca

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views

Overview

This hike provides some good hills and spectacular forest views. A number of stream crossings are found in the southwestern sections of the trail. Massive moss-covered boulders dot the landscape. If you are in the area, this is a hike not to be missed!

Need to Know

Multiple creek crossings are found near the southwestern area of the Rimrock Trail or stay higher and drier on the Morrison Trail Loop. Bring your own food and drink.

Description

Starting at the trailhead, a 1/2-mile relatively flat doubletrack trail leads to the Morrison Trail Loop. Veer right and follow for a couple of tenths of a mile to the Rimrock Trail Loop. Turn right here and begin the ascent. There are plenty of rocky areas throughout this hike, so stay on your toes instead of your face!

The Rimrock Trail Loop heads west-southwest dropping close to the Allegheny Reservoir at 3.5 miles in. Leave the trail and head down to the rocky beach to take in the sights! Returning to the trail, you'll stay on the slopes following the contour of the Reservoir. Approximately 6 miles in there will be a connector trail going down to a campground.

From here, the trail gets wet! Rushing streams with crossings that you likely can not stay dry for, dominate this area. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. Follow the stream up slope through massive moss covered boulders and streams until meeting the Morrison Trail Loop. Turn left and follow the trail around for a 5.3 mile loop!

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Sep 29, 2018
LB Barganier
2.7mi
Aug 18, 2018
Matt Melbert
Did Rimrock counter clockwise straight into Morison. Skipped the middle connector section. 13mi
Aug 17, 2018
Chris Melaro
Jul 30, 2018
Julia Lekht
A really great intro to backpacking! We took our time and wound up doing the outermost parts or the loops from Saturday evening to Monday afternoon. 11.4mi
Jul 18, 2018
Patricia Miller
Camped overnight at site #9 14mi
May 26, 2018
Jake Baden
Apr 16, 2018
Dakoda Davidson
Oct 28, 2017
Tyler Lyon
Nice one night stay with friends. Trail is not marked well in areas but a beautiful area! Stayed on the NW corner or the loop at the river.

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  4.5 from 17 votes

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