Harper Creek Trail

At A Glance

Most Difficult

6.0 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 6
Steepness: Hilly
Hikes That Use This Trail: Harper Creek Falls

Intersecting Trails

  • Mountains to Sea Section 4
  • North Harper Creek
  • Raider Camp
  • Yellow Buck
  • This trail is located in the Wilson Creek Area area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Wilson Creek Area trails list page.

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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:

    Harper Creek - Parking to Yellow Buck

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.2 mi

    Harper Creek - Yellow Buck to Raider Camp

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.79 mi

    Harper Creek - Harper Creek Falls to Harper Ck. Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.73 mi

    Harper Creek - N. Harper Ck. to Raider Camp Conn.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.55 mi

    Harper Creek - Raider Camp Conn. to Kawana Rd.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.32 mi

    Harper Creek - Raider Camp to Harper Creek Falls

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.35 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 5.93 mi

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



    Average Rating: 4.3 (rated 3 times)

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    Annette said: We only hiked from the trailhead on Brown Mtn. Beach Rd. to the Harper Creek waterfall, which we considered a mix of average to easy difficulty. It's a well-used section of trail & quite busy on a holiday weekend. It apparently was so easy that a number of people noisily hiked back & forth at night on it, so don't expect to get good sleep if you're camping somewhere along the trail. Very nice waterfalls with opportunities for swimming, rock sliding & for the really adventurous cliff jumping into the pool. Mortimer campground is only about 1.5 miles from trailhead.

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:46pm
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