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Trail Length: 1.0 Miles    Elevation Gain: 200 Feet


Alder Flat Elevation Profile

Note: This trail suffered significant damage from the Riverside fire.

This trail is an easy way to get a little taste of the low elevation country for those with little time or energy.  Or, it’s a nice place to spend a lot of time observing natural wonders. Offers several differing riparian settings. Passes through typical rain forest leading to a hike-in campground at the river’s edge. The toilet referred to in the USFS info sheet is no longer there.  The barrier free loop was evidently not completed. A vault toilet is located at Ripplebrook to the left of the guard station a short distance up the highway.



Alder Flat Trail 574 — 1 Comment

  1. Hiked this trail on 12/26/2022 – The trail has been worked on after the fires however there were a few new trees across the trail. 3 or 4 of the boardwalks/bridges in the flat area before the campground burned up in the fire and have not been replaced as of yet, but it is possible to get thru those areas with some careful routes. The campground itself by the river is mostly unburned.

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