I was out in the woods today and stumbled across the Cold Springs trail off Memaloose Rd. near the top. It drops down into Wash Cr. Does anyone have any info on it? I can't find it listed in the index. Well flagged and in good shape with some current boot prints on it as well. Beautiful forest but a lot of elevation gain on the way out.
I did although I lost the trail right at the confluence. Lots of brush.
It's a beautiful trail with big, big trees and views of the basin. I commend whoever has been doing work there as it isn't an easy one with all the elevation gain.
There is even a great old sign as well as a TA marked log out there ;).
No trail sign at the road though. Is that on purpose?
Just saw your post. I didn't put any flagging up. I suppose I should probably start bringing some. I was actually following up on your waterfall hunting in that area. Was trying to find Fall Cr. but veered too far left into the next drainage and stumbled upon the Cold Springs trail on the way out. Went back later and corrected down to Fall Cr. I suspect I saw some of your flagging on the way out of that one. Super cool area. Remote and rugged. Thought briefly about heading up Wash Cr. to see that bigger waterfall there but didn't have nearly the energy for that.
Fall Creek eh? Nice. To get to it, I ended up taking the Cold Springs trail down to FR5430. I then took a right and headed to the end of the road at the big saddle. From the saddle, the falls were straight down the hill, felt like 1000 ft. Once at Fall Creek falls, I took the creek out to Wash Creek and headed downstream on the old road (54?) passing the turned over bridge. Once I reached the End of the Cold Springs trail on the road, I turned and took it all the way 3 miles back up to the paved road 4550.
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