Hike and Swim at the Middle Creek Slide

4 Miles Round Trip - 200 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

2140 Suck Creek Rd - Search Nearby - Added by Mason Clark

Middle Creek is a deep pool with 15 ft. cliff jump, a cave, and a rock slide.

You park just west of the map waypoint on the wide shoulder (remember to lock your car, thefts have been reported in this area).  The trailhead is really just an opening on the side of the road. Follow this to the creek and start making your way along the rocks upstream.  The difficulty of the climb varies with the time of year, early summer will have lots of water making some spots more difficult, while late summer tends to be easier.

After about 3 miles you will come upon the distinguishable "slide".  Make your way up the left side of the pool to reach the cliff and slide. Once again, depending on the time of year, the water can vary.  The pool is almost always deep enough to jump into, but large amounts of water can make the slide a bit dangerous. Make sure to check out the cave off to the right side of the pool as well! 


Easy Parking
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole


4 Miles
200 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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This suck creek spot really sucks.

First off either the address is wrong or this place just sucks. We hiked a total of probably 5 miles and didn’t once see the slide or a swimming hole. We saw a beautiful waterfall although. We hiked up the rocks for what felt like forever. It was miserable because we were hoping to come across this swimming hole area. Not only did it suck because we never got there but I ended up falling off a rock and hurting my arm really bad. So this was definitely not worth it. There is no swimming spot. Just little puddles of water and a waterfall.