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Hydraulic Creek Trail

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A steep slalom on soft, winding singletrack.


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1.1

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

2,951' 900 m

High

812' 248 m

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0' 0 m

Up

2,139' 652 m

Down

35%

Avg Grade (19°)

80%

Max Grade (39°)

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Description

This trail is very steep and is best enjoyed as a descent route from South Needle peak (for runners especially; hikers may prefer the uphill direction).

From the unobstrusive junction with South Needle Trail, start descending immediately on the winding, challenging singletrack. The trail is well flagged throughout.

It is impossible to not have fun on this trail. It is the hiking equivalent of skiing a steep, alpine couloir. Be sure to periodically tear your focus from the spellbinding track to admire the ancient and enormous trees all around you in the upper reaches of the trail.

The fun will eventually finish, and the trail rejoins the paved LSCR trailway. Watch for bikes as you cross.

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Ryan J

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