Had such a great day out on this hike! Beautiful from start to finish. Wore the wrong shoes however, water proof hiking Sandals would probably have been best over my, now soaked, hiking boots. But a great day regardless.

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23 days ago

Good out and back hike. Pretty much the whole time you're right along the river. Water was fairly high, had to wear some water shoes to get across a few stretches and just left them on for a good half mile or more as the trail crosses repeatedly. I think it was after the 8th crossing that I put my shoes back on. I was able to navigate all the streams coming down without much trouble, but was less worried about getting my feet wet! The last stretch up to the cabin is pretty tough. It was a warm day and I was getting pretty wiped out, and then the cabin appeared just ahead. Had my lunch and headed back down. I recorded it at 10.5 miles, but did a little routing around to find a crossing early on and also roamed around the cabin area a little when I got there. The nice thing about this hike is it's just straight up and then straight down. Coming down was quite easy as it is a gentle incline on soft ground.

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1 month ago

I’ve hiked thousands of trails, across the US and Caribbean, and this is one of my top five favorite trails I’ve ever done. Highly recommend, especially if you have dogs.

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2 months ago

Wife and I hiked this past weekend. Very enjoyable hike, once you submit to the notion your feet are going to get wet as you cross the streams. It is March so the creek levels are high. The addition of seeing the history of the 1916 flood was an added element to the hike. I would rate the trail moderate to strenuous, as of right now it needs some maintenance due to some downed trees. Two questions I have for hikers who are very familiar with the trail. I would like to know where the "perfect chimney," is located and the Caudill family cemetery.

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2 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail..it followed the creek most of the way except for the fire road area. It had beautiful waterfall views and 16 creek crossings one way which ends up to be 32. For an out and back trail it was great..alot of down trees to climb over but still fun. The cabin at the end is well worth the obstacles.

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4 months ago

Great trails for a day hike. Beautiful year round and breathtaking view from the summit. Highly recommend going in winter during snow season.

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5 months ago

There were a total of 16 creek crossings. There could be more after a good snow melt or a good rain. From the parkig area, the cabin is actually 5.72 miles and the primitive camping area is 1.7 miles which is where the trail junctions are located. We hiked a total of 11.2 miles total from the parking area to the cabin and back. The first cabin chimney ruins is on the left shortly past the trail split and grave sight. There are more along the trail, after creek crossing 6, 7, & 10.  There are a few good sized waterfalls along this trail, one just before the 5th creek crossing and another between the 11th and 12th creek crossings with smaller ones along the way.

Really like this trail. It runs along a creek with some large boulders in it that are great for sitting on you eat lunch or relax. The last 1/4 of the trail to get up to the cabin can be pretty tough but I believe the trail can be enjoyed even if you choose to not do the last part up to the cabin. Knowing the history of what happened there adds to the awe and wonder

I would call this trail slightly more than moderate for a couple of reasons distance and hills. I would highly recommend this trail we loved every moment.

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9 months ago

I loved this trail. The history of this area added facets of emotion and meaning. The creek crossings were manageable with the added help of hiking poles, although any amount of rain would likely make some of them more difficult. The trail itself didn't seem too strenuous, but it's important to mind your step on some of the terrain with steep inclines/declines and slick rocks. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the remnants! I can't wait to go back.

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10 months ago

So many stream crossings, the dog loved it!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Maybe the hardest pull up in the hole park .but it will lead to some great views. and worth the sweet if you're ready for it . I enjoyed it much

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Grate hike challenging last stretch with home steeds chimneys and ruins from the destruction of the 1916 landslide beautiful hike and one loan standing structure at the end Home of Martin Caudill and his family during the landslide

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The first 1.8 mi was a maintenance Rd, more of a walk then hike. The remainders was a great hike. Beautiful flora and fauna. A majority of trail was creek side. Crossings where easy to moderate. However check the weather prior to heading out, if the weather turns some crossings could become dangerous if not impassable. The humidity level is very high so take and drink plenty of water. We will definitely return.
Have a great hike!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

This trail is more like 12 miles. There were probably between 10 and 15 pretty tough stream crossings so come prepared! I had to make some pretty long jumps and risky maneuvers to stay dry, also being 6'5 helped a lot. If you're not athletic, a risk taker, or really tall, you should count on getting wet. Of course, I did this hike after a few record setting months in terms of rainfall, so maybe it's easier when the water is running at normal height.

The waterfall is cool, but you don't get a very close up view of it unfortunately.

The trail isn't marked until you get to the campsite. When you leave the parking area you will hike about two miles to the campground and then you'll see signs for Basin Creek. It says 3.3 miles from the campground but it's closer to 4.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

This trail is very strenuous and I only completed the downhill route from Bluff Mtn down to Grassy Gap Fire road. The descent is steep and we almost were at a jog going down most of the way. It is brown blazed and blazes are sparse but you will find them. Trekking poles saved me on this trail. By the end of it my knees were very sore but once completed the aches and pains were gone. A fun trail but definitely not for a novice.

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Monday, October 05, 2015

This awesome trail takes you back and forth across Basin Creek about 16 times and up to historical Caudill Cabin, all that remains of the original Basin Creek Community that was taken out by a flood in 1916. I love it!

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

on Basin Creek Trail

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015