Big Creek Loop


Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

An easy, 4.3 mile loop day hike with 850 ft in elevation gain just north of Lake Cushman. The trail goes through the forests surrounding Big Creek. Trip may include Big Creek Loop to the Mt. Elinor Connector and lookout point, adding approx. 800 additional feet of gain and 2 miles distance.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 850 ft


This hike is subject to COVID19 Mountaineers' regulations.  Group will stay together and hike at the speed of the slowest participant.  Arrive at meeting place 10 minutes early and fully prepared.


Big Creek Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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