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Little Mill Creek Trail

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 238' 72 m
Descent: -202' -62 m
High: 5,506' 1,678 m
Low: 5,324' 1,623 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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A moderate trail through partially burned old-growth forest to Little Mill Creek Lake.

Dara Zimmerman

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

This trail is difficult to access or non-accessible in winter months.

Runner Notes

The trail is runnable for most of the length, however the overgrowth combined with the numerous fallen trees blocking the path make for a challenge. The trail is generally cleared by horse packers in the early to mid-summer, so the trail may be more easily run in the later summer or fall.

Description

The Little Mill Creek Trail is a singletrack dirt path that travels through recently partially burned old-growth forest in the western Trinity Alps, east of Hoopa. The trail passes through a diverse mix of plants and trees, including many kinds of fruits and berries. Little Mill Creek Lake is a 5-acre lake located at 5,900 feet, with fishing opportunities and two semi-developed campsites.

Flora & Fauna

Firs, pines, alders, chinquapin, wild cherries, thimbleberries, gooseberries, serviceberries, and roses.

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Mill Creek Lake hides in the shadow of a gloomy day in the western Trinity Alps.
Jun 12, 2017 near Willow…, CA
Old-growth forests flourish at Mill Creek Lake in Six Rivers National Forest.
Jun 12, 2017 near Willow…, CA
Mill Creek Trail travels along a soft forest tread for its length.
Jun 12, 2017 near Willow…, CA
Fallen trees are always in the process of being cleared along the Mill Creek Trail.
Jun 12, 2017 near Willow…, CA
A huge fallen tree blocks Mill Creek Trail in Six Rivers National Forest.
Jun 12, 2017 near Willow…, CA
Mill Creek Trailhead hides in the early morning fog.
Jun 12, 2017 near Willow…, CA

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