Ike Branch Trail #45

  

The Ike Branch Trail is an interior trail with no trailheads.  It starts as a junction on the Slickrock Creek Trail approximately 0.5 miles from the Slickrock trailhead, and climbs very steeply for 0.9 miles to the top of the ridge, which marks the actual Wilderness boundary.  From there, the trail wanders along the ridge to the junction with the Hangover Trail at mile 1.5.  The trail then continues downhill to the junction with the Yellow Hammer Gap Trail at mile 1.6, then steeply downhill to rejoin the Slickrock Creek Trail at its termination. 

This trail is often used to offer access to the interior of the Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness by bypassing part of the Slickrock Creek Trail. 

Trail Length: 2.2 Miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Usage: Moderate

Average Hiking Times: 2 hours either way

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