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Trail Creek Trail #453

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 5.0 (1)

Great wilderness access point with hot springs nearby for an after-hike soak.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Point to Point

8,043' 2,451 m

High

5,247' 1,599 m

Low

2,836' 865 m

Up

41' 13 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Fishing · Hot Spring · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Steady but not too steep

You'll need to sign in at the wilderness boundary.

Description

Great trail with access to Trail Creek Lakes and the Sawtooth Wilderness. The trail starts just past Grand Jean and is a popular route due to it's easy access. A steady but mild climb takes you up and into the Sawtooth Wilderness and the intersection of Observation Peak Trail #614 and Iron Creek - Stanley Lake Trail #640 with side trip option to trail Creek Lakes. This trail has the added perk of following a creek the whole way so you can filter ice-cold refreshing water all along the way.

When you get back be sure to hit the hot springs in Grand Jean for a recovery soak. Your feet have earned it.

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Shared By:

Joseph States

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