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Crysral Creek Water Ditch Trail

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Run along a historic water ditch!


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

94%

Runnable

1,473' 449 m

High

1,397' 426 m

Low

114' 35 m

Up

68' 21 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

A Whiskeytown Park pass is required.

Runner Notes

Good for running.

Description

Parking lot is on Crystal Creek Road, 1/4 mile from Highway 299.

Trail follows along a historic irrigation water ditch built by Charles Camden. The ditch is on one side of the trail and Crystal Creek is on the other side. The run is on the ditch levy (doubletrack width) and elevated walkways. Along the way are historic diversion structures. Unfortunately much of the trail is scarred by the 2018 Carr Fire.

It's a beautiful run with plenty of views of the trees and surrounding mountains.

Flora & Fauna

Flowers, trees, birds, deer, bear.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Heidl

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Elevated walkway and ditch
Feb 3, 2021 near Lewiston, CA
Trail on the ditch levy.
Feb 3, 2021 near Lewiston, CA
Trail on the ditch levy, looking west.
Feb 3, 2021 near Lewiston, CA
Trail looking west.
Feb 3, 2021 near Lewiston, CA
Crystal Creek at the end of the trail.
Feb 3, 2021 near Lewiston, CA
Sign at the trailhead.
Feb 3, 2021 near Lewiston, CA

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