Difficult Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,383' 422 m
Descent: -40' -12 m
High: 9,493' 2,893 m
Low: 8,133' 2,479 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A pleasant trail along a creek, with good, but not amazing scenery by local standards.”— Nick Wilder
At around 2.2 miles, you rejoin the creek. The next quarter mile is the highlight of this run, as you pass beautiful pools and great spots for a picnic next to the creek.
The final stretch is quite level and wanders through the woods until you reach a flat area next to the creek and small clearing. There is an old USFS sign here, but nothing legible is left. The remains of four cabins are here, but they are hard to detect.
The trail continues but is unmaintained past this point. Many downed trees will make further progress slow and difficult.
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Land Manager: White River National Forest - Maroon Bells