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Surprise Creek Trail

 3.0 (1)

0.3 Miles 0.4 Kilometers


67%

Runnable

5' 1 m

Ascent

-242' -74 m

Descent

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

989' 301 m

High

752' 229 m

Low

Shared By Dara Zimmerman

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A steep trail to a remote beach with a waterfall on South Fork Trinity River.

Dara Zimmerman

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming

Winter access is muddy and difficult.

Runner Notes

The first half of the trail would be a challenging downhill/uphill climb, however the second half to the river is not runnable. Beware of extensive poison oak.

Description

The Surprise Creek Trail leads to a remote beach on the South Fork Trinity River, with Surprise Creek flowing into the river through a scenic waterfall. The first half of the trail is a steep dirt road in poor condition, that is worth running as it is difficult to drive down without 4WD and high clearance. The second half of the trail is not marked and traverses over large rocks that must be carefully climbed, and can be difficult to navigate while carrying belongings.

Flora & Fauna

Gray pine, Douglas fir, madrone, alder, blackberry. Beware of extensive poison oak.

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