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blue Deer Creek

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Trail

7.3 mile 11.7 kilometer loop
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,275' 389 m
Descent: -1,280' -390 m
High: 7,186' 2,190 m
Low: 6,101' 1,860 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Holleman

My favorite local run. Great views with lots of shade. You have short and long run options.

Kevin Holleman

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route features a great warm-up to the foot bridge. Then a challenging "Wall" with optional steps. The trail levels off to a steady uphill to be rewarded with a steady downhill.

Runner Notes

Watch out for Rattlesnakes. Do your best to maintain your pace up the steep "wall" section.

Description

The trail is well marked. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the first part of this trail to the bridge (1.5-miles). To the bridge and back is great for beginners. Shortly after, you'll come to a very steep "wall" section of trail. After the "wall" continue uphill until you see a right hand turn off (2.1-miles). It will steepen a bit before it levels off again to a steady slope. After a 90-degree bend, watch out for the 180-degree turnoff (2.27-miles).

This is the relaxing part of the trail for about a mile. Watch for the chicken looking birds. Stay right at the next intersection and the steady downhill will begin shortly. Watch your footing because the views become spectacular. Continue the steady downhill, watching and listening for Rattlers. The trail eventually meets back up near the steep section (4.94-miles). Make you way back to the footbridge and across. At this point, you're home-free, wishing the trail could go on forever.

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Dec 9, 2018
Patricia Prater
icy at the bottom of Plymouth Trail 4.5mi
Oct 13, 2018
Jason White
Dry, good, a little busy on warm day before snowstorm. 4.5mi
Oct 13, 2018
Josh M.
Aug 29, 2018
Scott Lutz
Took a wrong turn at Mesa Loop. Oh well Needed the extra mileage. 7.8mi
Aug 23, 2018
Jason White
Great weather. Bear warning sign at trailhead but saw none. 5mi
Aug 5, 2018
Andy F
Jul 9, 2018
ericwu830
Lollipop using Homesteader trail. Really rocky, unable to get a good cadence or rhythm, felt unstable the majority of the time 7.7mi
May 6, 2018
Ben Nissley
11mi — 2h 02m

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  4.4 from 36 votes

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