Backpack the Hurricane Creek Trail

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Added by Roark Nelson

Starting from the Hurricane Creek Trailhead, this hike weaves through beautiful forest and open meadows with mountains rising in the distance.

This very gradual, easy trail that ends at the Lakes Basin, which is comprised of many lakes such as Mirror Lake, Sunshine Lake, and Moccasin Lake. These lakes can also be accessed by the Two Pan Trailhead, which is a shorter, but steeper hike.

There is also a great side hike about a quarter of a mile in to Falls Creek, a 5-10 minute easy gradual hike to the waterfall from the main trail. The side trail is well marked with a sign posted to a tree on the right, where the trail splits, labeled "Falls Creek". The water provides a welcome refreshment when hiking during a hot summer day, and if you are brave enough, a small pool sits just underneath the falls for those looking to get in.

Another interesting but longer hike is to Slick Rock Gorge, which is the last photo in the gallery for this adventure. This is about a 3 mile hike with 750 feet of elevation gain. This little gorge is beautiful to watch as the trail sits right above it, allowing a perfect view up the small gorge and the small waterfalls inside it.

The Hurricane Creek Trail is a very accessible easy hike for those interested in sweeping panoramic views and can provide both day hikes and backpacking trips alike.

For additional information, check out the USDA website.

Pack List

  • Swimming suit
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Hiking boots
  • Water shoes if taking side hike to waterfall
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect spray
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Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



24 Miles

Elev. Gain:

3200 Feet


Easy Parking

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Added by Roark Nelson

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