3.5 miles
594 ft
-1,516 ft
1.6 miles
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Payne Creek Details

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A fun, swoopy downhill that connects from the junction of Hayden and Kadletz Creek trails. Faint in spots, the trail contours up from the junction and into an open sagebrush meadow. Continue climbing and look for tree blazes to the left after about half a mile from the junction. Follow the blazes, going uphill into another, larger meadow, staying on the right hand side. Near a large downed tree, look right and descend down the obvious trail into the timber, staying above Squaw Creek drainage. When you come to a fence, cross it and follow it downhill until you hit tree line, double back and descend into the gully, picking up the trail after a small creek crossing. The trail becomes obvious and eventually joins an old logging spur. Descend to a lone Douglas Fir and look left. Follow the trail/logging road down into Ford Creek, follow Ford Creek Road back to Bear Valley Creek Road.

Access Info

Take Hwy 28 South, turn right onto Hayden Creek Road. Continue up Hayden, turning right up Bear Valley Creek Road. Best ridden by parking a vehicle at the base of Kadletz Creek, riding up Kadletz, into Hayden, then to Payne Creek Trail..

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More Stats for Payne Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -921 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.4 miles
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    4,946 ft
  • Distance down
    2.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    722 ft
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