Slate Creek Divide Loop


Scenery varies from chaparral communities and the riparian habitat associated with the Sycamore Creek, West Fork to Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine overstory in the northern portions of the loop. Check current and forecasted weather conditions as northern portions of the loop do receive snowfall. East and West Sycamore creeks may have substantial flow during and/or after storms. Since this trail is on the boundary of the Mazatzal Wilderness, please be aware that bicycles are not allowed in the wilderness area.

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Open Season: April - October
Restrictions: Closed to all motor vehicles, do not drink untreated water. Giardia, a protozoan, is in many water impoundments and streams. Dispose of wastes properly. Leave what you find. Pack it in, pack it out. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods.
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General Information

Directions: Follow FR 25 west to the junction with FR 25A (West Sycamore Rd.). Follow FR 25A northward along the West Fork of Sycamore Creek to the junction of primitive FR 3722 (unsigned). Follow (uphill) FR 3722 east to the junction of FR 201A. At this point, two opportunities arise: 1) Turn North (left) along FR 201A: Follow FR 201A north past Horse Camp Seep to the junction with FR 201. Turn right (east) on FR 201 then go south past Pine Mountain Mine to the Slate Creek Divide and State Highway 87.2) Bear East (right) along FR 201A: Follow FR 201A east to the junction with FR201. Follow FR 201 south (right) back to Slate Creek Divide and State Highway 87.



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Day Hiking

Portions of the trail are rough in places and should be traveled using extreme caution.
Fire InformationMinimize campfire impacts
Elevation descMax. 6060ft, Min 3840ft
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult