Gray Eagle Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,115' 340 m
Descent: -45' -14 m
High: 6,201' 1,890 m
Low: 5,130' 1,564 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A nice singletrack along the west side of Gray Eagle Creek that connects with the Grass Lake Trail.”— Joel Wilson
To do the southern section, take the trail out of the southwest end of the parking area. It will start out pretty flat, gradually climbing to the west side of Gray Eagle Creek. Keep right at the intersection for the Lily Lake Trail. It eventually becomes steeper and more technical as it nears the falls and the Grass Lake Trail. The falls are pretty and worth a look, plus this is a good opportunity for a breather. From here, you can go left up the Grass Lake Trail or right up the Long Lake Trail.
The northern section is a fun descent, potentially all the way down to the town of Gray Eagle. Take the trail out of the northeast end of the parking lot. Soon you'll have a fun and technical descent before leveling off to an easier and gradual downhill.
The trail is now mostly smooth sailing with the occasional technical, rocky section. After a couple miles, you'll reach another short downhill, at the bottom of which is an intersection. Stay left for Gray Eagle Creek Trail, as right goes out to the highway on a very bouldery connector. Soon you'll reach a fire road, which can be taken down to Iroquois Trail Road and down to Graeagle where there's, food, wifi, and swimming in the Feather River.
Land Manager: USFS - Plumas National Forest Office