Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek Loop

Total Miles
9.2

Elevation

3,301.06 ft

Duration

4.5 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

You will definitely want to check out Empire Hilton cabin along the route of this trail. It is first come, first serve, so get there early if you want to use it. Be respectful and pack out trash. The route begins as a country road that passes through private property. Open all year.

Photos of Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek Loop

Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek Loop
Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek Loop
Red Elephant Hill, Mill Creek Loop

Difficulty

Difficult. Red Elephant Hill is narrow, steep and tippy in places. Mill Creek Loop is rocky. Aggressive, highclearance SUVs can do it.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Jack Hovart
Oct 27, 2023
2006 Toyota Land Cruiser
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Jeremy Gilman
Oct 08, 2023
SxS
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
James Farr
Sep 30, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Joe Quint
Sep 15, 2023
SxS
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

From north side of Downieville, Exit 234, take frontage road west 1.2 miles. As you pass under the freeway a second time, look immediately to the right for start of trail.

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