Trail is well used by bicycles, so stay on alert. Two weeks ago we cleared four downed trees on the portion from Gales Creek Camp to Bell Camp Road; but just last weekend there are two freshly downed trees across the portion up to Summit Trailhead. Stay on alert during the wet season as I heard a tree come down as I was walking to summit last week, just on the opposite of the stream.
Went on 4/23/11 and there were a lot of signs saying the trail was closed due to weather damage but we went a few miles back with no issues. It was nice to have the creek along side of us and I really enjoyed the hike back as it seemed like a breeze. Hiked with our 7/10 yr olds. We all had a blast!
Tanya W. on Gales Creek Trail
Easy to medium trail following a small creek. Connects with several other trails. We started at Summit Trailhead and made a 6 mile loop, instead of the 4 mile round trip. August would be an excellent time to go, because there are lots of huckleberry bushes. Dogs and mountain bikes share the trail.