If any entirely uphill hike can be enjoyed, it’s this one. Your hike begins at the white gate on CR 40, where you’ll see a notification that the bridge is out (it isn’t), along with several other important but not-very-useful signs. Descend and cross the low-water bridge that straddles Cache Creek. River rafters are required to portage here, so they take the opportunity for a lunch break right near the trailhead. After crossing the creek, walk uphill and watch for a sign about 50 paces to the left, indicating the trailhead’s location. Turn left and walk to the yellow gate; step through on the left and follow the doubletrack over toward the rafters’ picnic grounds.
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