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. 

 

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Bicycling

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Day Hiking

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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 & Camping

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