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Craigs Creek Trail #1E02

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (4)

A challenging run high above the South Fork Smith River to Craigs Creek.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

83%

Runnable

601' 183 m

High

164' 50 m

Low

822' 251 m

Up

783' 239 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Sections of the trail have large roots or rocks, but the majority of the trail offers excellent running. However, trail running with so much poison oak is either a fun way to test your skills or not a very fun time.

Description

The Craigs Creek Trail is a challenging singletrack trail that climbs high above the jade green South Fork Smith River. The area is a lush temperate rainforest with redwoods, douglas firs, pines and rhododendrons. Note that poison oak is encroaching into the trail throughout the path.

Flora & Fauna

Redwoods, Douglas firs, pines, dogwood, rhododendrons, vine maple, Oregon grape, huckleberry, wild rose, Douglas iris. Geese, hawks, squirrels.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#9702

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#945

in California

#9,702

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The South Fork Smith River really flows after the confluence with Craigs Creek.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
No part of the Craigs Creek Trail is remotely ugly.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Craigs Creek Trail takes on a new character in the early morning mist.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
The Craigs Creek Trail is utterly gorgeous.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
A slippery wooden bridge aids your passage along the Craigs Creek Trail.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Craigs Creek Trail is a beautiful escape into the forest.
May 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA

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