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Gorge Trail

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Length

3.2 Miles 5.1 Kilometers


Elevation

462' 141 m

Ascent

-162' -49 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

1,167' 356 m

High

835' 254 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 22 days ago
Muddy, Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Depends on the trail. Deer trail is dry with minimal obstacles. Gorge trail is quite muddy in parts, but no major problems. Fort trail has some mud. Canby's trail has multiple obstacles such as trees blocking the path (the trail is also easy to lose at parts because it's so little traveled). History

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Old growth forest trail along the creeks that surround Fort Hill; great rock views and overlooks of the creek.

Jesse Dailey

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Wildlife

Description

This is a gentle loop trail for for experienced hikers and a challenging hike for folks just out for a every-once and a while hike. This trail is mostly shared with the Buckeye Trail and is very well maintained, though since it does follow creeks expect mud even where trail workers have added stairs and walkways to keep the trail easily passable.

As mapped, expect the first couple miles to have some small uphills and declines as you track the creek to your right. Expect some short side trail overlooks to get a better view of the stream from the overlooking rocks. About 1/3 of the way into the trail, expect the ups and downs to become steeper and more frequent as the creek banks raise to the gorge - trail workers have good infrastructure on grades and in wet areas to preserve the trail, but expect mud.

After another mile or less, the trail turns into the old growth forest away from the main creek and you'll be treated to rock outcrops on either side created by seasonal flows, followed by a climb to the top of Fort Hill. Nearing the top, the trail maintains the contour before descending back to the trailhead and the parking lot.

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