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greenBlue Catherine Creek

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Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 752' 229 m
Descent: -751' -229 m
High: 1,005' 306 m
Low: 263' 80 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Michiko Audrey

A short hike up through wildflowers to a view of the Gorge.

Michiko Audrey

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route is a scenic loop that provides a good climb and descent just off Old Hwy 8 with rewarding views and wildflowers along the way.

Description

Pull over on the side of the road at the Catherine Creek Day Use Area and Trailhead and start the ascent right from the parking area. Hike up as high as you want (you'll be able to see the Spirit Quest Trail below you to the left [southwest] occasionally). We turned right near the top onto the Catherine Creek Trail - Atwood Road Connector and followed the Sunflower Hill Trail to Atwood Road and back through wildflowers down to the trailhead to make this into a loop.

Flora & Fauna

Bullsnake, turkey vultures, and red-tailed hawks.

Contacts

Land Manager: USFS - Gifford Pinchot

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Apr 14, 2019
Olivia Stockman
Slow hike with the dogs. No one else on a late Sunday afternoon. 2.4mi
Jan 12, 2019
Angel Anderson
Sep 18, 2018
Nathan Valentine
Jan 7, 2018
Caitlin Nilles
Aug 2, 2017
Greg Taranto
Transmission line maintenance in the area means the trail was recently cleared. Creek was dry though.
Jul 6, 2017
Sebastian Rown
3.4mi

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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