Rough Creek Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near the city of Copperhill 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,677 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers


4 months ago

Big Frog to West Fork section There is some good elevation change as you near the creek. No overlooks but pretty and quiet forest. The creek is beautiful but the primitive campsite had some blowdown remains making it undesirable for tenting. Love exploring more and more of this wilderness area. This section was well maintained with only a few easy blowdowns to maneuver and nice stretches of winter sun to warm you up. Trail easy to follow.

over grown
11 months ago

challenging trail, but over grown. needs some maintenance. also no blazes. I lost the trail completely as I approached the east fork, had to turn back.

Sat Apr 01 2017

Used this trail as a connector between Big Frog and. Licklog Ridge. The section of the trail we used had a lot of blow down on the descent from Licklog. I hope a crew can get on there and clean it out. It was a challenging trail with a few water crossings.