Dark Meadow Trail #263
ElevationAscent: 1,812' 552 m
Descent: -67' -20 m
High: 4,304' 1,312 m
Low: 2,560' 780 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“A steep route through old growth forest connecting East Canyon Creek to Juniper Ridge Trail #261.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
The route starts at FR 23 and climbs gently at first along Dark Creek through old growth forest. The grade ramps up steadily, becoming quite difficult by the time you cross the creek.
The steep terrain continues as the trail works its way up towards Juniper Ridge. Occasionally, the trees open to some brief views of the valley below. Eventually, the grade mellows a bit as you work your way around the shoulder of a lower ridge to meet with Juniper Ridge Trail #261.
Stay left to access Boundary Trail #1.
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Land Manager: USFS - Gifford Pinchot National Forest Office