DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,640 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
3 months ago

A beautiful trail with challenging hills! We hiked from the Deam Trailhead to Delaney Creek in 3 days. Found the trail very well-blazed, easy to stay on track even through the horse and ATV intersections. The trail was well maintained until Spurgeon Hollow, then quite a few downed trees required some clambering around. Look out for fuzzy poison ivy vines crossing the trail in quite a few spots! Overall a very rewarding hike. I’d like to hike it in the fall to see the foliage, but would not want to do that much cardio during the hot summer days. After lots of rain and snow in the months prior to our hike, water was plentiful in almost every seasonal creek on the trail. We could have easily gotten by without caching water, but did leave stashes at hwy 160 and the Elk Creek Trailhead to be sure.