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Long Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (4)

A stiff climb up from a forested canyon to an alpine pass.


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5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

62%

Runnable

7,568' 2,307 m

High

3,767' 1,148 m

Low

3,813' 1,162 m

Up

105' 32 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Views · Wildflowers

Free wilderness permits and campfire permits are required to enter the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

Description

From the trailhead , this trail climbs steadily through pine forests until entering the mountain meadows below Gibson Peak.

Continue through the meadows until you reach Bee Tree Gap, where you'll see Siligo Meadows ahead. Descend from the gap and run a mile or so across the meadows to reach Deer Creek Pass. In front of you is the striking Siligo Peak above Deer Lake. The glacier-carved valley of Deer Creek extends to the north. You are at the boundary of the Red and White Trinities, and you can clearly see the difference between the red rocks around Deer Lake and the white rocks of Siligo Peak.

Run down from Deer Creek Pass to join the Four Lakes Trail.

Flora & Fauna

The pine forests in Long Canyon are thick with Douglas-fir, sugar pine, incense cedar, white fir. In the meadows look for wildflowers such as mariposa lilies, monkshood, Indian paintbrush, and western pasqueflower. And look for giant foxtail pines between Bee Tree Gap and Deer Creek Pass.

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Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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Photos

On top of Deer Creek pass, overlooking the first of the four lakes and Siligo peak. The trail continues up to the left of the photo.
Aug 20, 2019 near Weaverv…, CA
View from Deer Lake Pass.
Jun 17, 2020 near Weaverv…, CA
A pair of backpackers treks through flower-filled meadows in mid-August on the Long Canyon Trail.
Jan 12, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA

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