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Myrtle Creek Trail

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 3.3 (4)

A short trail with interpretive signs through the Myrtle Creek Botanical Area.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

93%

Runnable

417' 127 m

High

254' 77 m

Low

197' 60 m

Up

37' 11 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

This trail follows a water diversion ditch used for a hydraulic gold mining operation started in 1894. From the parking area, cross the road and ascend very quickly through a lush second-growth forest. There are 15 interpretive signs along the trail explaining the history of the area as well as its diverse flora. If you look carefully, you can still spot some of the old mining equipment and ruins. The trail ends where it meets Myrtle Creek.

Flora & Fauna

Myrtle Creek is at the intersection of the coastal forest community, with its redwoods and ferns, and the interior region dominated by pine. The flora along the trail is very diverse.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tilman Giese

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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A long abandoned water pipe used for hydraulic in late 1800s.
Nov 25, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Myrtle Creek
Oct 14, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
The trailhead off Highway 199.
Nov 25, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA

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