DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2660 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

backpacking
9 months ago

Completed the Crawfish and Channel Rock Loop in the early summer as a 3 day, 2 night trip with a couple of friends. The trailhead is at the end of Strawberry road in a huge cul-de-sac. The first 2 miles is an overgrown road. Loads of turtles laying eggs, a ring-necked snake, and a couple timber rattlesnakes. There were turkey, deer, and evidence of beaver and bears. If you're looking to camp there are two spots, both near the AT. The first is a quarter mile from the AT and the other is at the AT-CCR intersection. Water isn't an issue. The hike from the AT north to the AT south intersection is a beast. On the plus side we got to eat huckleberries and blackberries. The route at: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/crawfish-valley-channel-rock-trail--2 is a better option than this one for the CCR loop. If you're looking to stretch this into an overnight I recommend using the same campsite and finishing the loop.

If you're interested you can read about my trip at: http://y2kemo.com/2017/07/backpacking-crawfish-channel-rock-loop-turtles-and-butt-sweat/