Basin Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,240' 378 m
Descent: -38' -11 m
High: 2,767' 843 m
Low: 1,565' 477 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A beautiful trail that follows the crystal waters of Basin Creek.”— Russell Hobart
Crossing the creek a few times, you see the remnants of old homesteads along the way. After a little over a mile, the trail diverts up and left of the creek to avoid the long drop to Lower Falls. To visit the falls, bushwhack up the right side of the creek.
Once above the falls, you follow the gentle rise of the creek again, making multiple rock-hops across the water. After passing several chimneys, you eventually come to Middle Falls, which is pretty but much more petite than Lower Falls.
From here the trail heads uphill more precipitously and becomes true singletrack, finally arriving at the Caudill Homestead.
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