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Best trails in James Creek

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Explore the most popular trails near James Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in James Creek
Top trails (4)
#1 - Trough Creek 5 Sites Loop
Trough Creek State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
This hike will take you through all five of the sites that Trough Creek boasts: Remnants of an old house, Rainbow Falls, Balanced Rock, Ice Mine, and Copperas Rocks. Be sure to see all five. This is a great hike, a moderate hike with a couple steep climbs and descents, plenty of things to see, streams, wildlife, a few (minor) stream crossings, deciduous and coniferous trees, mountain laurel.Show more
#2 - Copperas and Balance Rock Loop
Trough Creek State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 54 m
Starting from the Copperas Rock parking, then keep right toward Suspension Bridge. When you get to the bridge, check it out, but continue on same side of stream you were on to Rainbow Falls and Balance Rock. After visiting Balance Rock, retreat a short distance on the trail and take Ledge Trail back to parking area. Ledge Trail has a very nice overlook. Show more
#3 - Copperas Rock Trail
Trough Creek State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 37 m
#4 - Cemetery Trail
Trough Creek State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 43 m