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Canyon Creek Trail - 2 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 4.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 08 2019
JimmyLyding
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46 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Canyon Creek TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2019
JimmyLyding
Hiking14.35 Miles 2,458 AEG
Hiking14.35 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   2.01 mph
2,458 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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The Trinity Alps are one of California's special places. It's a large federal wilderness area that is a large part of the greater Klamath Mountain region with hundreds of miles of trails, and not a lot of people on them. However, the Canyon Creek trail is easily the most popular trail in the wilderness, and Saturday, June 8th was no exception. I started late because I didn't feel like cooking an early breakfast in the unseasonal 40° weather, but that just gave me the opportunity to take better pictures in the late afternoon light.

I'm always impressed by the biodiversity in the Klamath Mountain region, and my photoset will go into greater detail when I get caught up on my pictures.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Jul 22 2017
Lucyan
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 Joined Jan 18 2011
 In the Wild
The Trinity Alps - Canyon Creek LakesNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2017
Lucyan
Hiking16.60 Miles 3,150 AEG
Hiking16.60 Miles
3,150 ft AEG
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Canyon Creek Falls Heavy flow Heavy flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Canyon Creek Lakes 76-100% full 76-100% full
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May 23 2014
JimmyLyding
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46 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Canyon Creek TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar May 23 2014
JimmyLyding
Hiking14.25 Miles 3,335 AEG
Hiking14.25 Miles   6 Hrs   34 Mns   2.48 mph
3,335 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
 
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Great hike in the Trinity Alps. This hike is very popular with good reason. I think I saw at least 100 people over my 14+ miles, and many of them were lugging what looked to be rental gear uphill at a slow pace late in the afternoon. I got to the final crossing of Canyon Creek about 3/4 mile below the lower lake, and decided to turn back. I was 90 minutes past my turnaround time, and the raging creek made crossing a dicey proposition.
That sucked, but the dash back to the trailhead was pretty fun. The sky gods ruined most of the photo opportunities, but also kept it a little cooler.
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average hiking speed 2.24 mph

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