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Indian Creek Hill
up-and-back

SHORT HIKE


2.9 miles  1,200' elevation gain

best season: 
Oct-May
but not if snow below:
3,500'
 


1:05 drive

dogs welcome


This is a short, moderately steep climb up the Indian Springs Trail.

This hike is mostly in forest, and takes the short spur trail to a high point on the ridge tongue-in-cheek called a "hill" above Indian Creek in its canyon far below.  There is another "hill" (Red Hill) that looms nearly 4000' above Highway 70 a few miles upstream.  It goes without saying that this is big mountain country.

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This is low elevation, despite having big mountains all around, and is snow-free most of the winter.  CalTrans has a webcam higher up the canyon, and if it is snow-free there it will likely be snow-free for this hike.  If snow encountered, turn back, and try hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in to Chips Creek as a lower elevation alternative.  Snow and ice on steep slopes can be very dangerous.


 


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