A moderately difficult trail that follows the South Fork Whitewater Creek from the confluence with Whitewater Creek up to Camp Creek Saddle. It is a relatively gentle climb until it begins to switchback up to the saddle. The lower section of the trail is a great place to see fall color changes.
Starting from the Whitewater Trail junction heading south, users will hike past the old power plant and continue up the trail as it winds up the South Fork Whitewater Creek. The trail crosses the drainage numerous times. Users should use extreme caution during rain storms and high water level, rocks are slippery, and the water can be deceptively fast moving. Past the area known as Devil’s Elbow, there is a section of trail that has a few very narrow rocky switchbacks. This area can be treacherous for stock. It is recommended that users get off their horses and lead them one at a time over this stretch.
In the Tennessee Meadow area there are two trail junctions, the first is East Whitewater Trail # 213, the second is about 1/2 mile up trail is Little Whitewater Trail # 214. Trail # 212 continues to skirt the creek for another mile or so. Then it will push at a higher grade up to the saddle, where the trail ends up at the junction with Holt-Apache Trail #181 and Golden Link Trail # 218.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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