Williams Creek Trail #802

From Summit Flat the trail lies an easy downhill grade to 1.1 miles. From this point the trail grade changes to a steep uphill grade to the intersection of Nipple Mountain Trail #800 at 1.8 miles. It continues on an easy uphill and downhill route to 2.9 miles after which it pitches steeply downhill to 3.5 miles. The grade changes to up hill at 3.7 miles and continues on an easy downhill grade with a few short, steep pitches to its terminus at 5.1 miles at its intersection with Ten Mile Creek Trail #415.1. There is an old unmaintained trail which intersects with Trail #302 at 4.2 miles from Summit Flat. The trail is a popular hunter access trail during the early and general big game hunting season. The only water along the route is at its lower terminus in Ten Mile Creek, and must be treated before drinking. The trail passes through a variety of timber including Engelmann spruce, alpine fire, lodgepole pine, grand fir, western larch, and ponderosa pine.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motorized vehicle use allowed.
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: Surface - must treat for drinking
Restroom: No
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From Highway 14 (15 miles west of Elk City), turn south on Santiam-Sourdough Road #492 and drive to Fourmile Summit and the intersection with Nipple Mountain Road #478. Follow the Nipple Mountain Road to Summit Flat, which is a level, timbered ridge top at about 2.5 miles from Fourmile Summit.


Day Hiking

You could make this a short hike or a ten-mile 1 day trip.

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  Area/Length : 
6.8 miles

  Elevation : 
6250 feet - 4390 feet