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Quick Facts

Rock Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 6,960 Feet (2169.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 680 Feet (212.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,640 Feet (2381.5 Meters)
Length: 5.1 Miles (8.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 123
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Doubletop Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: About 1 1/2 mile northeast of the south end of the Riling Draw Road, off of Forest road #30600.

TRAIL ENDS: On the Shoal Creek Trail #119, about 3 1/2 miles from the Riling Draw junction.

ATTRACTIONS: The trail offers good views of the Sawtooth of the Gros Ventre, and access to Tin Can Park and Shoal Creek. Tin Can Park provides ample grazing and water is available most of the way from Rock Creek. NOTE: Upper 2 miles of trail is in the Shoal Creek Wilderness Study Area.

Directions from US Hwy. 191-189, Hoback Canyon: Go to Forest Road #30600 (Dell Creek). Go north on Dell Creek Road about 3 1/2 miles. Turn left, (north) on to the Riling Draw road going through two gates on private land. Take a right just north of the second gate and go northeast to the second drainage going north and the Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Links to the Shoal Creek Trail.
ICON Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking Rock Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Links to the Shoal Creek Trail.
ICON Hunting
ICON Mountain Biking The upper 2 miles of this trail is within the Shoal Creek Wilderness Study Area.
ICON Viewing Scenery Good views of the Sawtooth of the Gros Ventre Range.

Related Activities
Dell Creek Trail - This trail provides a good overview of Dell Creek, which provides ample water and great views of alpine areas of the Gros Ventre range.

Parody Draw Trail - This trail leads up Parody Draw, out of Dell Creek, and links to the Rock Creek Trail. It offers a good view of the Gros Ventre Range.

Shoal Creek Trail #119 - This long, moderately difficult trail leads through mostly open country as it travels along Shoal Creek. It continues into the Jackson Ranger District where it links to several other trails.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Big Piney Ranger District, Highway 189, P.O. Box 218 , Big Piney, WY, 83113, Phone: 307-276-3375


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