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Upper Big Creek Loop #827.1

 3.8 (4)

4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


80%

Runnable

933' 284 m

Ascent

-908' -277 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

1,867' 569 m

High

976' 297 m

Low

Shared By Andy Conklin

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A nice run in the woods.

Andy Conklin

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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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

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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