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Lower Winter Creek Trail #11W15

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Length

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers

75%

Runnable

Elevation

884' 270 m

Ascent

-40' -12 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

2,645' 806 m

High

1,801' 549 m

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Conditions


All Clear 32 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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A shady trail following Winter Creek.

John McKinney

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Adventure Pass required to park at Chantry Flat. Lot fills early on weekends.

Description

To reach the trail, take the Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 down the paved road from Chantry Flat to the bridge over Winter Creek. The trail starts near the vault toilet (left turn) and heads west following Winter Creek upstream. The trail is well shaded with oak, alder, willow, and bay trees and passes several early 20th century cabins. At 1.4 miles it reaches Hoegees Trail Camp which has tables, stoves and vault toilets. It is popular overnight destination for scouts and small groups. The trail climbs a short distance and intersects the Zion Trail #11W17. Continue left and the trail crosses the stream and ends at the junction of the Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23 and Winter Creek Trail #11W20.

This trail can be combined with the Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23 or Zion Trail #11W17 for various loop opportunities.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, alder, willow, bay, maple trees. Deer, rabbits, and birds are common.

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