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Sucker Creek Trail #1237

Intermediate

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3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,353' 412 m
Descent: -52' -16 m
High: 5,180' 1,579 m
Low: 3,834' 1,169 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Provides access to Sucker Creek Gap, the Sucker Creek Shelter, and the Boundary Trail #1207.

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Features Lake · Wildflowers

Usually closed by snow between November and May.

Because this trail travels through thick timber, it may be blocked by fallen trees due to winter storms. Check with the Forest Service as to its current status.

The Sucker Creek Shelter also has a reputation for having bears around, so if you camp there, guard your food!

Description

This trail leaves the parking area on Forest Road 098 and heads southeast up Sucker Creek Canyon, paralleling but not approaching the creek. Very quickly the trail enters the Red Buttes Wilderness Area.

It passes through thick forests and old mining areas climbing a modest grade. There is a short steeper section near the top before it reaches the high mountain meadow where the Sucker Creek Shelter is located. This is an historic (but restored) three-sided shelter that makes a good campsite. The meadow is flush with wildflowers in season. The #1237 ends at its junction with the Boundary Trail #1207 and the Sucker Creek Trail #906 at Sucker Creek Gap on the ridge above the shelter.

There are springs at the shelter but a better water source is Lake 5148, a short way to the east just below Sucker Creek Gap off the Sucker Creek Trail #906.

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Sucker Creek Gap
Nov 20, 2017 near Williams, OR
The Sucker Creek Shelter from the #1237 Trail.
Nov 21, 2017 near Williams, OR
Sucker Creek Shelter
Nov 21, 2017 near Williams, OR
Sucker Creek Shelter
Aug 1, 2019 near Williams, OR

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