East Austin Creek Fire Road

Austin Creek State Recreational Area, California

Distance4.7mi
Elevation Gain2,435ft
Trailhead Elevation1,335ft
Top1,335ft
Elevation Min/Max257/1335ft
Elevation Start/End1335/1335ft
East Austin Creek Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sonoma County, California. It is within Austin Creek State Recreational Area. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 1,335 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,435 feet. This trail connects with the following: Fox Mountain Fire Road.

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"This challenging hike takes you through some of the most beautiful backcountry in the region. You descend 1000 feet during the first 1.5 miles of the hike and climb the same amount near the end, so be in good shape and bring plenty of food and water. Before attempting this hike, first check with the rangers at the Armstrong Woods entrance kiosk. This trail includes numerous fords of Gilliam Creek and East Austin Creek, and in wet weather, they may be impassible. In the dry season, all open flame may be prohibited, and in the worst conditions, the trail may be completely closed."

"A hidden, wild world lurks in the rumpled Coast Range just north of the Russian River. Closely packed ridges rise more than 1,000 feet above narrow canyons barely 200 feet above sea level. The nearby San Andreas Fault has shaped the area, squeezing it upward, riddling it with smaller faults. Heavy rainfall then dissects the terrain, eroding the folded landscape into today’s convoluted topography."

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Austin Creek State Recreational Area
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Austin Creek State Recreational Area
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Dog-friendly
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Jun 2018