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Music Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 501' 153 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,691' 2,039 m
Low: 6,189' 1,886 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Dara Zimmerman

A short and moderate hike through burned forest to reach the Pacific Crest Trail in the Russian Wilderness

Dara Zimmerman

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

The access road is in decent condition, but higher clearance vehicles are recommended.

Description

The Music Creek Trail is a great shortcut to reach the Pacific Crest Trail in the heart of the Russian Wilderness. The access road is in decent condition, but higher clearance vehicles are recommended due to some large ruts. The dirt trail is singletrack, and has a different path with more switchbacks than most maps indicate. The area burned in the past few years, but wildflowers and plants have been making their way back.

Flora & Fauna

Burned conifer forest with ferns, wildflowers, and lots of birds.

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Pacific Crest Trail sign with Mount Shasta in the background at intersection of Music Creek Trail in Russian Wilderness
Jul 29, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Burned Music Creek Trail in Russian Wilderness
Jul 29, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA

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