Big Snowbird Trail

At A Glance

Most Difficult

12.7 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 12.7 (Most Difficult)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: None
Trail Number: 64

This trail is located in the Snowbird Backcountry Area area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Snowbird Backcountry Area trails list page.

Description

The Big Snowbird Trail is accessed from the Snowbird community area by following Snowbird Road, #1115 off Route 143, then taking Big Snowbird Road #1120 to the end at a trailhead called the "Junction".

From the “Junction” trailhead, the Big Snowbird Trail stays on the south side of the creek for 0.5 miles to a junction with the Snowbird Mountain Trail, then generally follows the creek a further 3.0 miles to a junction with the Sassafras Creek Trail. Continuing further 1.1 miles past Big Falls it reaches a trail junction with Trail 64A, the Middle Falls Trail, a high water alternative that rejoins the Big Snowbird Trail a mile further. The Big Snowbird Trail continues for 1.0 miles, passing Middle Falls to the junction with the Burntrock Ridge Trail and a bit further rejoins the Middle Falls Trail. For the next 5.9 miles, the Big Snowbird Trail follows the stream, with frequent crossings, until reaching a junction with the Mitchell Lick Trail. The Big Snowbird Trail then turns westerly and goes uphill 0.3 miles to a junction with the Snowbird Mountain Trail at Mitchell Lick. The Trail then turns northwesterly for 0.6 miles to the state line, then turns northeasterly and skirting Laurel Top reaching the termination at Big Junction.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Big Snowbird Tr. - Parking to Snowbird Mountain Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.21 mi

Big Snowbird Tr. - Snowbird Mountain Tr. to Sassafras Creek Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 2.55 mi

Big Snowbird Tr. - Sassafras Creek Tr. to Big Falls

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.89 mi

Big Snowbird Tr. - Big Falls to Middle Falls Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.16 mi

Big Snowbird Tr. - Middle Falls Tr. to Middle Falls

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.03 mi

Big Snowbird Tr. - Middle Falls to Middle Falls Alt Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 313 ft

Big Snowbird Tr. - Middle Falls Alt Tr. to Burntrock Ridge Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 382 ft

Big Snowbird Tr. - Burntrock Ridge Tr. to Middle Falls Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.12 mi

Big Snowbird Tr. - Middle Falls Tr. to Upper Falls

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.87 mi

Big Snowbird Tr. - Upper Falls to Mitchell Lick Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 2.51 mi

Total Calculated Length: 8.47 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Sassafras Creek
  • Middle Falls
  • Middle Falls Alternate
  • Snowbird Mountain
  • Burntrock Ridge
  • Mitchell Lick
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