Gold Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 825' 252 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,495' 456 m
Low: 670' 204 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
Current trail conditions
Popular hikes nearby
Mount Walker Loop
7.9 mi 12.7 km • Loop • 2,187 ft Ascent 666.45 m Ascent
Singletrack Quilcene, WA( 6 )
Lake of the Angels (Putvin Trail)
6.5 mi 10.4 km • Loop • 3,280 ft Ascent 999.75 m Ascent
Singletrack Seabeck, WA( 17 )
Cross Island Trail
4.9 mi 7.8 km • Point to Point • 469 ft Ascent 142.87 m Ascent
Singletrack Bainbridge Island, WA( 6 )
2.1 mi 3.4 km • Loop • 333 ft Ascent 101.5 m Ascent
Singletrack Shoreline, WA( 11 )
Royal Basin Out and Back
15.3 mi 24.7 km • Loop • 3,157 ft Ascent 962.35 m Ascent
Singletrack Sequim, WA( 10 )
Gray Wolf Loop
46.9 mi 75.5 km • Loop • 9,860 ft Ascent 3005.37 m Ascent
Singletrack Sequim, WA( 2 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A trail that follows a rooty climb through a charming forest.”— Eric Ashley
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.
Hiked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow hikers know what's here.
Land Manager: WA DNR