Castle Creek Trail
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The Castle Creek Trail begins in a timber cut unit and slowly descends to the bottom of Castle Creek Canyon. Along this section, the trail passes through old growth Douglas fir timber, much of which is tilted at angles by unstable land flows. Castle Creek can be heard rushing along below, but not seen for approximately 2 1/4 miles. At a rocky point, hikers get their first look at Castle Creek and Castle Creek Falls. Three miles from the trailhead lies Canyon Camp, an old camp beside the creek.
From Canyon Camp to Hummingbird Camp, a distance of three miles, the trail follows along Castle Creek. Two fords across Castle Creek are necessary to get to Hummingbird Camp.
From Hummingbird Camp to Windy Gap at the head of Fish Creek Valley, the trail is steep and poorly marked. Watch closely for the Forest Service standard double trail blazes on the trees along the trail. The top of the trail hits an old mining cat road. Follow this road to a large mountain meadow on the ridge top and bear left on the ridge to Windy Gap. This section of trail is not recommended for inexperienced trail users.
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