Tuesday, March 25, 2014

40:40:19 Adventuring: Brice Creek Trail

 This was by far one of my favorite hikes of the year. A spur of the moment solitary camping trip took me through Cottage Grove, past Dorena Lake, then a beautiful drive into the Umpqua Forest. I camped at a random campground near the trail then set out early the next morning. The trail itself has many options, and a few tent camping sites on the trail itself.
 The trail follows along part of the original Oregon Skyline trail- the trail that was the precursor to the Pacific Crest Trail.
You can plan on a short 3 miler, or do as I did and conquer approximately 13 miles adding in a couple waterfalls along the way. I would definitely recommend the waterfalls, even if you have to take this hike in sections. The Upper Trestle Creek Trail falls were amazing even in the middle of summer. I came around a corner and just stood there thinking.... "how do I get around the falls?", you don't go around, you go under! Beautiful!
I still dream of this trail, the warmth, the beautiful pools of water. Loved it!

1 comment:

Joleane said...

What a beautiful place! I love the waterfall picture.