DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1332 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

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nature trips

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forest

river

views

wild flowers

backpacking
1 month ago

Did this as a 2 night backpacking trip. Well established trail but NOT marked. Tough, rocky terrain that can be slippery after rain but elevation gain isn’t bad. We had intended to continue on to Greasy Cove Trail and loop around Shining Creek Path back to the trailhead but we could not find the trail after 2 hours so we made an out and back of Big East Fork.

All in all a good first time trip for this novice backpacker. Campsites were nice and flat with easy access to the creek for water.