Creek Road is a 3.5 mile mostly dirt road with ten creek crossings and a multitude of water/mud holes. There are quite a few spots where limbs and bushes grow into the trail during the warmer months. Even in the summer when it has not rained much, the water/mud holes are still wet, with one deeper mud hole close to the end of the trail it appears at least one person got stuck and lost a fender. In the rainy part of spring, expect some of the creek crossings to approach 30" in depth.
10 creek crossings and a mud hole or two that are deeper than they appear. There is also a very narrow section in the road that has about a 10' drop to the creek bed. As of July 1st, 2019 the side of the creek bed has started to erode and could result in wider vehicles falling into the creek bed if the wall collapses. Exercise extreme caution and judgement after heavy rains, the creek can rise fast. Turn around, don't drown!
1. Trailhead (0.00 mi)
The trailhead begins at the intersection of County Road 182 and Creek Road.
2. First Creek Crossing (0.10 mi)
The first of ten creek crossings is only 0.1 miles into the road.
3. Unknown Road - Stay Straight (0.13 mi)
There is an unknown road here on the left. It is not on the MVUM nor was it on my GAIS GPS map. Stay straight.
4. Second Creek Crossing (0.20 mi)
This is the second of ten creek crossings. Some of the smaller creek crossings are tributaries to Spadra Creek, which is the main creek Spainhour Falls is located on.
5. Powerline - Stay Right (0.50 mi)
Stay right at the Y with the powerlines.
6. Closed Road - Stay Straight (0.91 mi)
You will pass a gated, closed road on the left here. Stay straight.
7. Third Creek Crossing (0.98 mi)
Yet another of the smaller creek crossings.
8. Fourth Creek Crossing (1.28 mi)
This is one of the deeper creek crossings in the rainy season. Just before you get to this crossing, if there has been enough rain, there will be a small waterfall coming off the bluff on your right.
9. Fifth Creek Crossing (1.70 mi)
This is a wider and shallower crossing when it is flowing.
10. Sixth Creek Crossing and Intesection with FR94345G - Stay Straight (2.22 mi)
The sixth creek crossing is here, just past the intersection with FR 94345G. Stay straight.
11. Seventh Creek Crossing (2.46 mi)
This creek crossing has some good flow in the rainy season. Are you starting to see why they call this "Creek Road"?
12. Eighth Creek Crossing (2.73 mi)
The eighth creek crossing is here, and is one of the smaller ones.
13. Ninth Creek Crossing (2.91 mi)
Creek crossing number nine can be deep. Proceed with caution when flowing, there have been some large boulders moved around in this one.
14. Very Narrow Section in Road - Exercise Caution (3.07 mi)
As of July 1st, 2019 the side of the creek bed has started to erode and could result in wider vehicles falling into the creek bed if the wall collapses. DO NOT PROCEED through this section until further notice! Watch out here, the road gets very narrow and there will be trees on your left to avoid. A spotter here could make the difference between passing through, and dropping off into the ten foot deep creek bed.
15. Tenth Creek Crossing (3.10 mi)
This is not typically a deep crossing, just watch for larger rocks that have been moved by the water. There is a very cool looking root system on the tree that is growing in the creek.
16. Trail End - Spainhour Falls (3.54 mi)
The trail dead ends at Spainhour Falls. It is gorgeous during the rainy season, but even during dry months some water is flowing into the pool below.