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Cow Creek Trail follows Cow Creek through a heavy stand of timber for approximately 4 miles. Giant old growth timber, lush glades of moss and ferns, and brilliant fall colors are features of this trail. Be prepared to ford the creek crossings or look for down logs to use as bridges. The final miles of the trail climb the ridge to Railroad Gap, where a shelter stands beside Road #3232-911.

Directions: From Azalea: Travel north on Interstate 5 to the Azalea exit #88 and head east on County Road #36. Follow 36 for 18 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road #3232. The trailhead is about one mile up Road #3232.Parking at the trailhead for three vehicles and one or two with horse trailers. Facilities include one hitch rail, information board, one accessible vault toilet, one picnic table and fireplace. No portable water but a pump chance nearby provides stock water access.

Seasonal Access: Normally Accessible: Spring-Fall

Facility Type: Trail

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