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Upper Big Creek Loop #827.1

Intermediate
 3.9 (10)

A nice run in the woods.


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4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

80%

Runnable

1,867' 569 m

High

976' 297 m

Low

933' 284 m

Up

908' 277 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Runner Notes

A little grabby in spots. Roots, rocks, and ditching. Tough run up, but a great ride down.

Description

The Upper Big Creek Loop is a great spot to get some work in. The payoff is different here. You won't get any great views, but you'll be rewarded with the sounds of No-Name, Skinwood, Big, and Branch Creeks most of the way.

Wooden bridges cross all of the creeks, make sure you take the time to go down to the confluence of Big and Branch Creeks.

This trail can be equally enjoyed in either a clockwise or counterclockwise path. Clockwise gets you to the top in a little shorter distance and allows for a nice path out. There is, however, a long grind up a fairly steep section. If you choose to go counterclockwise, the trek up is a little easier, but longer, and you'll get a little pounded on the steeper descent.

In the summertime, head down to Lake Cushman and jump in to wash off the sweat.

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Andy Conklin

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  3.9 from 10 votes

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Surely you won't run out of creek scenes on this trail.
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Just a few hundred yards upstream from Big Creek Campground, enjoy this phenomenal view of forest and flowing water.
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
This is just one of the many bridges on this trail.
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
This is another view of the troll-guarded bridge across Skinwood Creek.
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Beware of the troll guarding this bridge...
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Be careful, as this bridge can be quite slippery when wet.
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA

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Oct 8, 2017
Allison Waite
Nice run on a beautiful Autumn day! Went clockwise on the loop. Not too technical. 4mi
Jul 11, 2017
Rob Holden
Cool bridges, nice trail, dry but a few lively creeks... only met a couple people, peaceful compared to the other trails nearby...enjoy
Apr 2, 2017
Andy Conklin
No snow on upper loop for the first time this year. Clear and cold. 4.8mi