ElevationAscent: 462' 141 m
Descent: -162' -49 m
High: 1,167' 356 m
Low: 835' 254 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“Old growth forest trail along the creeks that surround Fort Hill; great rock views and overlooks of the creek.”— Jesse Dailey
As mapped, expect the first couple miles to have some small uphills and declines as you track the creek to your right. Expect some short side trail overlooks to get a better view of the stream from the overlooking rocks. About 1/3 of the way into the trail, expect the ups and downs to become steeper and more frequent as the creek banks raise to the gorge - trail workers have good infrastructure on grades and in wet areas to preserve the trail, but expect mud.
After another mile or less, the trail turns into the old growth forest away from the main creek and you'll be treated to rock outcrops on either side created by seasonal flows, followed by a climb to the top of Fort Hill. Nearing the top, the trail maintains the contour before descending back to the trailhead and the parking lot.
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