Holmes Creek Road (FR 260)

Total Miles
1.8

Elevation

2,838.59 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Holmes Creek Road starts at the end of Francis Peak Road as a very narrow, very rocky shelf road. There are not many areas to pull off for other vehicles, so proceed cautiously. As with many of the roads in the area, there are several blind curves. Due to larger, loose rocks, deep washouts, and erosion, high-clearance and 4WD are recommended. There will be a fork in the road about halfway through. Continue left for Holmes Creek Road or go right towards Smith Lake Road. At the end of Holmes Creek Road, there is a small area for parking.

Photos of Holmes Creek Road (FR 260)

Holmes Creek Road (FR 260)
Holmes Creek Road (FR 260)
Holmes Creek Road (FR 260)

Difficulty

This is an unmaintained, loose, rocky road. Deep washouts and erosion occur in a few places. This is a very narrow shelf road with no places to pass in most areas. High clearance and 4WD are recommended, especially if there is wet/muddy ground.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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Access Description

Follow along Francis Peak Road until you get to the gated entry for Francis Peak. At this point, continue right at the fork and you will now go to Holmes Creek Road.

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