Big Creek Loop


Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

Day hike from Big Creek up to the lower trailhead of Mt. Ellinor and back.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft

8:00 am at Haggan's

We will be hiking the full Big Creek with a side adventure up to the Lower trailhead of Mt Ellinor. This will add another 4 miles and another 1500' elevation to our hike. We will be hiking at a easy pace, up and back. This hike is meant to start the practice of getting in shape for hiking season.


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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