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Tyndall Creek Out-and-Back

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Length

11.2 Miles 17.9 Kilometers

90%

Runnable

Elevation

1,602' 488 m

Ascent

-1,602' -488 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

6,674' 2,034 m

High

5,391' 1,643 m

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Run in a meadow through burned forest (2007 fire), then up a valley to a pass. Beautiful trail!

Lowell Thomson

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Visitors interested in watching the regeneration that occurs after a forest fire need look no farther. This route passes through a combination of older growth trees and an area that was burned. The contrast and healing visible are breathtaking.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

There is very little shade where the trees have been denuded, so plan ahead and bring plenty of water and sun protection.

Description [Suggest Changes]

From the parking lot at Stolle Meadows, the trail is just across the road. It starts off pretty mellow as you go through Stolle Meadows. It is a surreal experience (as of my post in 2016), as this entire area was burned in a forest fire in 2007. There is new growth, but scars of the fire can still be seen, including a lot of standing trees that are completely denuded and burnt out. After about a mile and a half, the trail enters a canyon and meanders near Tyndall Creek, with the sounds of the creek never far away. Eventually the creek is gone and you crest a bit of a pass, before dropping down some switchbacks to Railroad Pass and a dirt road. Then head back the same way to return.

There is an option for a side trip to Vulcan Hot Springs also, near the beginning of the trail.

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