Distance

18.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

3769 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Camping, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

The Swift Creek trail is an 18.1 mile backpacking or trail running trip in the Trinity Alps featuring glorious granite slabs, majestic meadows, rushing rivers and stunning stargazing.

After the first set of switchbacks, you'll emerge in Mumford Meadows. A few switchbacks later and you'll be stunned by the huge granite cliffs. There some great spots to camp - if you cross the stream (perfect for filtering water) you'll find some more spots near the water. The furthest spot has a great fire pit and a bench made of slab wood across two boulders. It is recommended to wear pants because the trail can be overgrown in places. 

Stargazing in Mumford Meadows is a must! Dogs and horses are allowed to use this trail. The trail is best used from June to October given the amount of snow that accumulates at elevation. 

Photo: Gary Robertson 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

18.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

3769 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Camping, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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