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Day Hike - Mount Zion via Snow Creek #890.

Snow Creek 890 to Mt. Zion is a nice trail through old, tall trees and rhododendrons. The driving approach is rough.

  • Road recommended for high clearance only
  • The trail's in good shape. There are a few small trees down across the trail, all easy to step over, otherwise all clear.

    However, the last three miles of FR 2851 before reaching the trailhead is gnarly. There are a few deep holes,  but nothing a high-clearance vehicle can't easily get through. The main problem is that bushes and small trees are encroaching on the road. There are low branches over the road. You will make firm contact with bushes and branches; you can't avoid it.

    The spur road to the trailhead is narrow. A full size vehicle can get through with lots of contact with bushes, but turning around might not be easy.  It'll be helpful if you're pretty good at driving in reverse.

    Allow 40-45 minutes to get from Hwy 101 to the trailhead. It's just over 9.8 miles from 101 to the trailhead. When you get to about 9.7-9.8 miles, don't turn down the first spur you come to on the left. Go a few hundred yards further and take the second spur. It's about 200 yards from the turn to the trail on the right side. It's easy to miss that sign.  There's just enough room for two vehicles.