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Myrtle Creek Trail

 3.3 (3)

Length


1.0 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


197' 60 m

Ascent

-37' -11 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

417' 127 m

High

254' 77 m

Low

Shared By Tilman Giese

Conditions


All Clear 32 days ago
Dry History

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A short trail with interpretive signs through the Myrtle Creek Botanical Area.

Tilman Giese

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

This trail follows a water diversion ditch used for a hydraulic gold mining operation started in 1894. From the parking area, cross the road and ascend very quickly through a lush second-growth forest. There are 15 interpretive signs along the trail explaining the history of the area as well as its diverse flora. If you look carefully, you can still spot some of the old mining equipment and ruins. The trail ends where it meets Myrtle Creek.

Flora & Fauna

Myrtle Creek is at the intersection of the coastal forest community, with its redwoods and ferns, and the interior region dominated by pine. The flora along the trail is very diverse.

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Jun 16, 2018
Serena Stoiantschewsky
Interesting and different flowers and plants than other trails in the area. Doesn’t look frequented, markers have some issues. Nice small waterfalls
Dec 31, 2016
Tilman Giese
2.1mi — 0h 54m

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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