The Myrtle Creek Trail 1E01 (Myrtle Creek Interpretive Trail) was designated as a Botanical Area to protect its unique environmental features. It is also a site of historical interest because of its mining history. The trail follows a mile-long mining ditch known as the Myrtle Creek Mining Ditch, which was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Along the trail there are 15 signposts with information interpreting the natural and cultural environment. The trail ends in riparian woodland surrounding a creek bed. The trailhead is marked with a clear signpost on California's highway 199, near the South Fork Road junction, as pictured below. (South Fork Road is also known as the Howland Hill Scenic Drive to Stout Grove.)
This is a dog friendly trail! Please keep in mind, historical artifacts are protected under federal law and collecting is prohibited.
The Myrtle Creek Trail has a maximum elevation of 347 ft (106 m), a minimum elevation of 195 ft (60 m), and an elevation gain of 3,078 ft (938 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Myrtle Creek Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|2,335||1.1 mi||195 ft||347 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|30 min||0.0||3,078 ft||2,484 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|27 min||0.0||2,484 ft||3,078 ft|
The length of the Myrtle Creek Trail is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) or 2,335 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Myrtle Creek Trail in 30 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 27 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Myrtle Creek Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Smith River National Recreation Area topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?
Yes, and it's free! The Myrtle Creek Trail is located on the Hiouchi topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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