Deerfield Trailheads (Trail #40)


The Deerfield Trail is a 23 mile trail connecting the Deerfield Reservoir to the Centennial Trail. Between the Dougherty and Silver City Trailheads, you will wind through the deep canyons along both Slate Creek and Rapid Creek, crossing over 30 bridges. 

 

Recreation Map

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Activities

Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:

The Deerfield Trail is 18 miles in length, and connects Deerfield Lake with Rapid Creek and Pactola Reservoir. In addition to great scenery and abundant wildlife, you will  pass by a variety of historic sites including a log flume, cabins, mines, tunnels and railroad grades.  There is no drinking water along the trail, so it is best to carry water with you. Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate.

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

The Deerfield Trail is 18 miles in length, and connects Deerfield Lake with Rapid Creek and Pactola Reservoir.  In addition to great scenery and abundant wildlife, you will  pass by a variety of historic sites including a log flume, cabins, mines, tunnels and railroad grades.  There is no drinking water along the trail, so it is best to carry water with you. Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

The Deerfield Trail is 18 miles in length, and is recommended as a 2-3 day backpacking route. The trail connects Deerfield Lake with Rapid Creek and Pactola Reservoir, and has eight trailheads that provide convenient access at intervals of one to nine miles. In addition to great scenery and abundant wildlife, you will  pass by a variety of historic sites including a log flume, cabins, mines, tunnels and railroad grades.  There is no drinking water along the trail, so it is best to carry water with you. Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate.

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:

The Deerfield Trail is 18 miles in length, and connects Deerfield Lake with Rapid Creek and Pactola Reservoir.  In addition to great scenery and abundant wildlife, you will  pass by a variety of historic sites including a log flume, cabins, mines, tunnels and railroad grades.  There is no drinking water along the trail, so it is best to carry water with you. Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation areas with activity XC Skiing/Snowshoeing:

A three-mile portion of the Deerfield Trail, also called the Crouch Line, connects Canyon City with Silver City and is suitable for cross-country sking when snow conditions permit. White spruce and ponderosa pine tower over the trail along this roadless stretch of Rapid Creek.  Wide wood bridges cross the creek several times.

To access this portion of the Deerfield Trail, use the Silver City Trailhead located at the end of the road, just west of Silver City. Difficulty Rating: Easy.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.0253015203

  Longitude : 
-103.798127695