Gold Creek Trail #830 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Forest. It is 6.5 miles long and begins at 3,215 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,948 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Gold Creek Trail #830 Professional Reviews and Guides
"Follow a lightly traveled trail to a salmon-bearing creek and then climb up and along the lower Dungeness River canyon. A good hike in late spring when higher options are limited—and trailside rhodies are blooming.
Open to mountain bikes, horses, motorbikes. As of 2016, part of FR Spur 230 was washed out, requiring walking from FR 2870 or using the upper trailhead."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
"This sensational ride weaves around the base of Dirty Face Ridge within the Olympic Range, just outside the boundaries of the national forest and the Buckhorn Wilderness Area. Wide switchbacks in the forest road take you up the west side of the Dungeness River to some adventuresome single track on the eastern side of the river below Dirty Face Ridge. The trail is steep and narrow and has several drop-offs. It’s a ripping good ride that will take you by surprise."
--Amy & Mark Poffenbarger, Mountain Biking Washington (Falcon Guides).
"Advanced cyclists will appreciate this demanding 18.3-mile loop. The trip begins with climbing on good gravel roads. Vistas into the snowcapped Buckhorn Wilderness get better as you gain altitude. Twelve miles of difficult climbing and screaming downhills bring you to God Creek Trail. The path begins in an area thick with rhododendrons. This single-track includes some short, strenuous climbs, but it is mostly downhill. The trail is exciting, with twists, whoop-de-does, major root drop-offs, and cliff-like experiences. An exhilarating ride for strong, skilled cyclists. Scenery: Beautiful vistas of surrounding mountains and valleys."
--Bennett & Leman, Mountain Bike! Washington (Menasha Ridge Press).
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