The Spruce Creek trails gently climbs through thick forest for 1. 5 miles. After the junction with the Wheeler National Recreation Trail, various open areas provide glimpses of the silver ribbon of Continental Falls. After passing the remains of a mill and two old cabins, the trail switchbacks up a steep hill south of the falls through rock gardens of beautiful flowers with views to distant peaks. Passing the top of an old tram, the trail snakes uphill then pops out on a bench containing crystal clear Lower Mohawk Lake with its backdrop of craggy peaks, waterfalls, and mining relics. Colorful wildflowers, ribbons of waterfalls, and spectacular peaks coupled with a close-up look at remains of the mining era make this trail a very popular hike.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,480 ft|
|Skill Level||More Difficult|
|Duration||2.5 to 5 hours|
|Season||Best from late June to early October|
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