Copper Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 5,263' 1,604 m
Descent: -5,262' -1,604 m
High: 10,369' 3,161 m
Low: 5,106' 1,556 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“Copper Creek Trail is an intense run with amazing views.”— Sophie Carrillo-Mandel
The Copper Creek Trail ends at the ridge called the Granite Lip, and from there the trail drops into Granite Basin. For those heading out for a longer run, you can continue on the Simpson Meadow Trail at this point. There is no water at the Lip, so if you need to camp, do a brief 1/2 mile cross country to the outlet of Grouse Lake, north of the trail and east of the ridge.
If you are planning finish this out and back as a day run, turn around at the Lip, and enjoy the steady downhill back to your starting point. On the way back you can enjoy the many views that you earned on the way up!
Land Manager: NPS - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park