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French Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 71' 22 m
Descent: -1,522' -464 m
High: 10,313' 3,143 m
Low: 8,862' 2,701 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by John Marno

Excellent singletrack that is a popular multi-use trail.

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A great run. This trail can be linked with other trail and roads to make a nice loop, or can be runed as an out-and-back. As mapped the trail starts at the junction with Tripple Trail. The actual trailhead is off of Hwy-130. Take the Tripple Trail east and then turn right onto French Creek Trail.

This run starts at over 10,000 feet, so saying it is seasonal is an understatement. Don't plan on running it until mid-June depending on how the past winter's snowpack was.

French Creek Canyon is very scenic, with several waterfalls worth a stop and look. Sunshine Falls is marked with signage.

One of the most fun characteristics is that most small stream crossings have large cobblestones for crossings.

The only cautions on the FCT proper are:
  • There are several old school water bars where some very sharp rocks were used as reinforcement.
  • Expect a few trees to be down because the remoteness and ruggedness mean that people rarely do chainsaw involved trail maintenance.

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#7

in Snowy Range

#210

in Wyoming

#8,669

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A young Mule deer in velvet about 30 yards off the trail.  August 18, 2019
Aug 19, 2019 near Centennial, WY

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