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Shingle Creek

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Biking, Hiking
Dogs Friendly?
Yes
Length
4.7 mimiles
ElvElevation
2081'
Rating
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Trail is good to go, but expect dry, dusty and loose trail surface and/or occasionally deep sandy areas.

Shingle Creek is a freaking gem. It has dual personalities. The first portion–the old portion–is at times raw and narrow, with a steep drop into the nearby creek. This is real singletrack, ladies and gentlemen. It ascends from golden hills into the pine trees. The second portion is a new route, which veers out of the canyon and onto the dry hillside. This part is an old access road repurposed into modern singletrack. Shingle Creek is popular with bikers, hikers and hardcore trail runners. It’s a great loop with Dry Creek.

Recent Trail Reports

  • welyas September 12, 2018 at 12:23 pmAll clear! The fallen tree has been removed.
  • rocketman August 22, 2018 at 3:00 pmBig tree is still blocking the trail about 1/4 of the way down.
  • Kirk Cheney August 13, 2018 at 10:06 amThere's a big new tree down as of 8/11/18, must've fallen in the last few days. It's on the upper creekside section.
  • kimlyons May 2, 2018 at 9:34 amRode Shingle and Dry Creek on 5/1 and both are completely clear of snow
  • ramihz April 26, 2018 at 8:38 amRode Shingle Creek Monday and looped with Dry Creek. Virtually no snow to deal with at this point. Just a 20 ft short section to walk through. It's gotta be gone now. Yes creeks are deep.
  • ramihz April 11, 2018 at 2:38 pmRode it this morning, and hit snow not long after the switchbacks end and you are on the north facing flats before the intersection with upper Dry Creek. Agreed though all else below was in great shape.
  • Kirk Cheney April 6, 2018 at 8:35 pmShingle creek is in good shape. There’s one squishy field early on that you can skirt around. After that it’s great all the way to the ridge. The creek is deep, of course.
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Trail Reports Shingle Creek

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  1. rocketman says:

    Big tree is still blocking the trail about 1/4 of the way down.

    1. welyas says:

      All clear! The fallen tree has been removed.

  2. Kirk Cheney says:

    There’s a big new tree down as of 8/11/18, must’ve fallen in the last few days. It’s on the upper creekside section.

  3. kimlyons says:

    Rode Shingle and Dry Creek on 5/1 and both are completely clear of snow

  4. ramihz says:

    Rode Shingle Creek Monday and looped with Dry Creek. Virtually no snow to deal with at this point. Just a 20 ft short section to walk through. It’s gotta be gone now. Yes creeks are deep.

  5. Kirk Cheney says:

    Shingle creek is in good shape. There’s one squishy field early on that you can skirt around. After that it’s great all the way to the ridge. The creek is deep, of course.

    1. ramihz says:

      Rode it this morning, and hit snow not long after the switchbacks end and you are on the north facing flats before the intersection with upper Dry Creek. Agreed though all else below was in great shape.

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