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Gold Creek Trail

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Length


1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


825' 252 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

1,495' 456 m

High

670' 204 m

Low

Shared By Eric Ashley

Conditions


All Clear 78 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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A trail that follows a rooty climb through a charming forest.

Eric Ashley

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

A Discover Pass is required to park at the Gold Creek Trailhead.

This is a multi-use trail open to pedestrians, mountain bikers, equestrians, and dirt bikers in both directions. Sight lines are limited, so use caution.

Description

Don't be fooled by the wide, casual trail leading from the parking area to the bridge crossing. The trail on the other side is rooty and occasionally steep. Much of this lower portion has become an entrenched channel peppered with roots, rocks, and water bars. These obstacles will make you work, but there isn't anything unmanageable.

As you hike, the forest envelops the trail in beautiful foliage and tall trees. Plummer Trail and a number of unmarked paths will make appearances through this greenery, but the signage is easy to follow. Not too far past a randomly placed bench, the trail splits.

Keep right along the narrower, gravelly singletrack. The Gold Creek Trail soon reconnects back to itself and the remaining trail is well defined. Obstacles are minimal going forward, except for a small, craggy rock face before the clearcut. There's a small bench here if you want to take in the panorama, but the view is actually a little better just a few feet further down.

Not far from the edge of the trees is the intersection with the top of the Beaver Pond Trail. Keep right for a loose, gravelly climb back into the trees. The grade will steepen a bit, but nothing compared to what you've already completed. Gold Creek Trail soon ends at a triangular intersection with the Wildcat Trail and Vista Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: WA DNR

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Check-Ins

Jul 1, 2018
Ken Powers
5mi
Jun 9, 2018
Virginia Gulett
May 30, 2018
James Hartnett
4mi — 4h 00m
Mar 3, 2018
Rana Velasco
Nov 24, 2017
John Dunne
4.4mi
Jun 17, 2017
Derek Kuykendall
went to the tin mine round trip. 5.2mi
Nov 17, 2016
Joe Macniak
Surprisingly dry. There were multiple odd chutes to different trails but a lot of signs to make sure you stayed on the trail you wanted to be on. 4mi
Aug 10, 2013
Derek Kuykendall
we went to the top of green mountain look out. 8.3mi

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  4.1 from 7 votes

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