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General Creek Fire Road

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A pleasant fire road leading to the General Creek Trail.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Point to Point

6,478' 1,974 m

High

6,363' 1,939 m

Low

129' 39 m

Up

144' 44 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

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The trailhead for this trail/road is across from Campsite 148 in General Creek Campground. Unless you have a campsite, there is no day-use or overnight parking at this trailhead. Day-use and overnight (non-campsite) parking is at a lot near the entrance station. Add 1.2 miles (round-trip) to your hike to allow for hiking through the campground to this trailhead. There is a day-use fee (currently $9) to enter this park.

Description

The General Creek trailhead is located inside the Sugar Pine State Park campground and was the location of several 1960 Winter Olympic cross country and biathlon events. There are a number of historical markers located along the trail. The trailhead is an unmarked dirt road, closed to vehicles, that begins next to Campsite #150.

From the trailhead, the road leads west along the north bank of General Creek. Several bridge crossings over the creek are located along the trail allowing for a pleasant loop trip. At the upper part of the trail, you'll reach the upper footbridge. From there you can cross over the footbridge and follow the road back east to the trailhead, or turn right onto the General Creek Trail as it heads toward the Desolation Wilderness.

Contacts

Land Manager: California State Parks

Shared By:

Eric Ashley with improvements by Bruce Hope

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This is the southern "trailhead" for this trail. Picture is looking northeast from the General Creek Fire Road.
Jun 20, 2017 near Tahoma, CA

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Sep 8, 2020
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Aug 19, 2020
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