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Silver Falls: Catamount - Smith Creek Loop

(Description revised on 9/11.) Starting at the 214 Trailhead in Silver Falls State Park we will take a short portion of the Newt Loop Trail to the beginning of the Catamount Trail.  We will follow the Catamount Trail for about 4 miles until we can loop back on connecting trails to a short portion of the Buck Mountain Loop Trail and on to the Smith Creek Trail.  From the Smith Creek Trail a series of switchbacks ascends to the Newt Loop Trail which returns us to the 214 Trailhead. Much of the elevation grain on the way back comes toward the end!  The hike will probably take roughly five hours with snack breaks and a lunch break. The pace will be moderate with some adjustment for the group. Registration with the hike leaders is required.  The hike is open to eight people who are FULLY VACCINATED.

Difficulty: Hard
Driving distance: 42 miles RT

Hiking distance: 10 miles RT

Elevation gain:  1100 feet

Qualifying Activity:  Yes

Friday, October 1, 2021
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kathleen M Hynes
720-201-4812 (c)
Christopher W O'Brien
802-380-1080 (c)
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The trip leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.