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Bubbs Creek Trail

HARD 12 reviews
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Bubbs Creek Trail is a 24.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hume, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until November.

Distance: 24.6 miles Elevation Gain: 4,767 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

We completed this hike at the end of June and it was perfect. We originally planned to hike out to Reflection Lake however we could not cross Bubbs Creek safely. Bubbs is washed out at the trailhead, however a few downed trees made the crossing possible. Camp night one at Junction Meadow was beautiful with several other groups of campers . Day hike up to Vidette Meadows offered spectacular views with patches of snow and lots of roaring water. Camp Night two back down to Spinx where we met up with a lot of mosquitoes and some resident deer. All in all a spectacular trip!

hiking
2 months ago

Plenty of water throughout the hike. Junction Meadow camp was flooded along with taking the trail to East Lake. We camped 1/2 mile down stream from Junction Meadow plenty of spots and one bear box. We crossed Bubbs Creek over a tree trunk (be carful if you fall off you are done!) close to our camp site. Stay as close as possible to the river until you reach East Trail to East Lake. Lots of snow on the trail but it is manageable. We were only carrying day packs so it made the hike much easier than a full 45lb load. East Lake has bear box but did not see any fire pits as it is almost at 10,000ft and fires are not permitted.

backpacking
Monday, July 23, 2018

Bears

backpacking
Monday, July 02, 2018

Definitely tougher than expected. We backpacked in from Road's End, along Bubb's Creek, up the switchbacks, and then camped at Junction Meadow. The switchbacks are tough, but the trail gradually climbs for another 6 miles or so afterward. There is pretty much access to water along the whole trail. Saw a rattlesnake about 6 miles in, which confirms what an earlier reviewer said. Lots of mosquitos and flies, we saw several people with bug nets over their faces. The switchbacks are very scenic, afterwards is still beautiful but not as scenic. There are bear boxes at many of the campsites. There are several creek crossings, as of June 2018 the creek crossings were all manageable.

backpacking
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Can’t give nature less than 5 stars! Super pretty! But as the last reviewer mentioned, not « panoramic » past the switchback. Still totally gorgeous, with lots of changes in scenery throughout. The creek is loud!! And the water is incredibly pristine. But bring the bug repellent! Also, this hike to Junction Meadows is a butt kicker: the switchback is toughest, but it keeps going up after that too. Not as steep, but it goes up very consistently. Possible rattlesnake den at about 6 miles? A hiker saw one hours before we did. Found a beautiful camping spot before Junction M to camp that had its own little beach. Wish we had time to make it to East Lake! Would have loved a 2 nighter here (and a fishing pole!! Saw 2 beautiful trouts at our spot). Overall a kick butt adventure we loved for an overnight walk up. -Do note the last reviewer’s comment about the first creek crossing.

backpacking
Monday, June 04, 2018

River crossing is tricky at the beginning of trail. Head further down stream to find better crossing points. The first group of switchbacks are tough but the rest is not very exposed. Not very scenic after Sphinx creek. Ample campgrounds and a few have bear boxes. We did an overnight a Junction Meadow with a walk up permit.

hiking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Great hike for us beginners, we hiked on Bubbs Creek Trail to Sphenix Creek campsite. Two campsites one large one with a bear box, and one smaller one on creek side with no bear box. We do this hike again and go farther up the trail.

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