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Paynes Creek Crossing Loop

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Tour the Iron Canyon along Paynes Creek and the Sacramento Rive. The creek crossing maybe challenging, use caution.


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4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

98%

Runnable

477' 145 m

High

311' 95 m

Low

249' 76 m

Up

242' 74 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This run is best done November through April. It tours the Iron Canyon along Paynes Creek and the Sacramento River. There is a good campsite near the river. Wildflowers peak in the area in late March, early April.

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Chico Hiking Association

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Feb 25, 2020
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