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Length: 1.4 miles           Time: 2.5 hours

Difficulty: Strenuous      Elevation Gain: 1762 feet
#32.1 Old North Trail - Summit Section

Description: This trail follows a heavily forested ravine that departs from the Hell Hole area. You will be amazed at how lush the vegetation is along this trail in the early summer. Find Midway Peak (POI #36) at the top of this section of trail. From atop this three-story-tall peak, enjoy a great view of Steed Canyon. Old maps show a lake in the canyon below Midway Peak at a time before Davis Creek burst its dam. From here, you can return down a different way using the Triumph Trail (#34). Section #32.1 continues east of here.

Access Locations:
Access #1 - Hell Hole Trailhead: This access is off the Davis Creek Trail section #18.5 after descending the “Christmas Tree Lane” area and just before you reach the Hell Hole campsite. Watch for a marker post to your left with a steep trail leading down to the creek.

Access #2 - Midway Peak Junction: This access is at the top of the Triumph Trail (#34) at Midway Peak, which is on the ridge overlooking Steed Canyon. Go south from the peak while traversing the mountainside to the next ridge, then go down the ravine.

  • The continuous shade makes this a favorite hike in the hot summer.
  • There is a flowing spring off the lower portion of the trail.
  • Section #32.2 has lush vegetation in the spring.
  • Enjoy the view from “Midway Peak,” a rock tower three stories above the trees.
  • Go halfway up the mountain and come down the Triumph Trail (#34) for a half-day hike.
  • This trail has historical value as an old horse trail.

Trail Surface and Status: This is a wilderness trail on native grasses. Look for the trail markers to stay on course.

Old North by Marshall AndersonΓÇÄ