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Follows the Creek

We were camped at Difficult Campground so doing this hike was a no brainer for us. This is a moderately easy hike for the first mile or so and then gets into the wilderness area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Lampasas, Texas
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Lampasas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were camped at Difficult Campground so doing this hike was a no brainer for us. This is a moderately easy hike for the first mile or so and then gets into the wilderness area and starts to climb. That's about where they lost us. It follows Difficult Creek and offers some great views. Creek is too small to really... More 

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Bay City, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We started our afternoon festivities with a good touch football game in the pleasant day use field. While I grilled some fajitas, the boys played in the creek nearby. The hike was simple, mostly flat for the area and my 4 year old did about half and I carried him on my shoulders the rest of the way. Saw some... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Difficult Creek Trail is a moderate yet beautiful hike; a good part of the hike is inside the forest so the sun is not much of an issue, but as always, hiking in the morning is nicer!

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Scenery is beautiful, with log bridges that cross the Roaring Fork River, up into the pines and Aspen trees, up to a certain point, then trail gets steep and much more difficult...some people say trail is closed at that point, but one can go around the rocks and boulders in the way and keep going up and up and at... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

This trail is challenging and scenic. My husband and I hiked it the first day of fall and it was spectacular. Take your hiking poles for sure, since there are some steep areas with loose stones. Although the trail was longer, hubby and I opted to hike for 1 and 1/2 hours because we needed the energy to walk back.... More 

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Upland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

This area of over-populated Aspen is a breath of fresh air...literally. Loved the forested area, beautiful birds, the sound of the creek and the exercise. Rained a bit in June but added to the overall wonder of the experience. Seeking solitude? This is your place.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

This was a nice hike, I think it was 2.6 miles up, so just over 5 round trip. The trail does go further but it is not maintained. This trail starts near the Difficult creek, then leaves it until the top where it rejoins the creek. Nice spot for lunch along the creek and some small falls in a tight... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Good trail lots of switchbacks but not too steep. Just an up and back. Not a loop. Unfortunately we where chased by a bear up the mountain. Quite a scary experience as there were not a lot of people on the trail at the time. Alls well that ends well

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