Shinny Trail

At A Glance

More Difficult

2.6 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.6
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Blue Diamond
Other Map ID: 16


Starts at the Shinny Creek Backcountry Campsite, which is 1.2 mi from the Jacob Fork parking area. Be prepared to cross the creek twice and navigate a log foot bridge. The foot trail ascends steeply to Upper Falls Trail. Shinny Creek and Shinny Creek Backcountry Campsites are along this trail.

This trail is located in the South Mountains State Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the South Mountains State Park trails list page.



Average Rating: 5.0 (rated 1 times)

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[Site Admin] Jordan M. said: Thanks George! We've updated the statistics for this trail - one which I don't think we've hiked yet.

Thursday, May 7 2015 1:50am

George Andrews said: This trail should be rated moderate; some hills and, more important, a pair of stream crossings by rock-hopping, which is tricky (at best) when the water is up. The hills come at the beginning of the trail as it leaves the confluence of Shinny Creek and Jacob Fork River, and at the end as you approach the Upper Falls Trail. The first mile or so of the trail is an unpaved jeep trail that gives way to a footpath once you pass the Shinny Creek campsites and is a nice walk in the woods above there.

Thursday, April 23 2015 8:00pm
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