The Bybee Creek Trail follows Forest Road #6530 and is flat and straight for most of the northern section. The midsection of the trail follows the old Diamond Lake Highway, winding through a dense, old growth forest down into the beautiful gorge of Copeland Creek. The southern section passes through Douglas fir and white fir forests. Proceed with caution as you approach the Bybee Creek snowmobile bridge, which is at the bottom of a very steep hill. The remainder of the trail goes through lodgepole pines and large Douglas fir, white pine and hemlock. There is a beautiful view of Rabbit Ears from the southern section of the trail.
The trail connects with the Hamaker Loop Trail #1062 and the Whiskey Creek Trail #1063.
Directions from Prospect: Access #1 : Travel north on Highway 62 to Highway 230. Continue north on 230 to its junction with Forest Roads 6530 & 6560 (Hamaker Campground turnoff) Parking is available for 3-6 vehicles at this site. Bybee Creek Trail connects with the Hamaker Loop Trail, #1062.Access #2: Travel north on Highway 62 to Highway 230. Continue north on 230 to the West Diamond Lake Sno-Park. Access #3: Travel north on Hwy. 62, eight miles North of Union Creek, to the 1000 Springs Sno-Park. Bybee Creek Trail connects with Whiskey Creek Trail, #1063, after crossing Hwy. 62.