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Lick Creek Trail #3070

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3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 328' 100 m
Descent: -2,369' -722 m
High: 4,387' 1,337 m
Low: 2,332' 711 m

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Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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A steep, wooded trail connecting the upper Zig Zag Trailhead with the Umatilla River at Corporation.

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The trailhead at Zig Zag is not generally accessible from November to May due to snow blocking the road. The lower trailhead at Corporation is generally accessible year round.

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Parking at both ends of the trail. No restroom at the upper Zig Zag Trailhead.

Description

Access to the upper trailhead is easy in any vehicle. Heading east on the Weston-Elgin Hwy 204, turn onto McDougal Camp Road just past milepost 14. The road become Forest Service #3715. Drive on a good graveled road for about three miles to the end. The ZigZag Spring trailhead is not well marked.

This trail passes through the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness. The Grouse Mountain Trail starts at the point that the Lick Creek Trail turns downslope.

The lower trail best accessed at the trailhead for the North Fork Umatilla River Trail #3083. It has parking and toilet. Approximately 100' up this trail take the Corp/Buck Tie Trail to the left that loops back to connect with Lick Creek after about 3/4 mile. This lower section is an easy steady contour climb up the canyon.

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Ponderosa pines with Grouse Mountain in view
Apr 28, 2019 near Athena, OR
Zig Zag Spring
Oct 1, 2018 near Athena, OR
Forest canopy along the trail.
Apr 21, 2019 near Athena, OR
Brush along the shared portion of Lick Creek/Grouse Mountain trails.
Oct 20, 2018 near Athena, OR
View toward up Lick Creek canyon. Grouse Mountain to the left.
Apr 21, 2019 near Athena, OR
Allen Dildine hiking with Dad through moderate brush in April 2019.
Apr 21, 2019 near Athena, OR

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