Upper Santeetlah - 81

Total Miles


990.12 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a very easy and maintained gravel road. Safe for most 4WD and high-clearance 2WD vehicles. There are lots of places to camp but you are required to camp in designated areas...we saw some very large campers towards the end of the trail. The road runs next to Santeetlah Creek and there are lots of awesome waterfalls along the route. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest which contains magnificent examples of more than 100 tree species, many over 400 years old, and some more than 20 feet in circumference and 100 feet tall is very close to this trail. There is spotty cell service (Verizon). There is a designated burn in the area so smoke could be an issue. https://youtube.com/@gladventures/


Nothing too difficult about this trail.

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