Winch Hill 1 Bypass

1.5/5 (8 reviews)
Soda Springs, California (Nevada County)
Last Updated: 12/01/2022

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Highlight: Winch Hill 1 Bypass
Winch Hill 1 Bypass is just under 7 miles into Fordyce Creek Trail in the Tahoe National Forest. When most hear the word "bypass", they think of an easy, flat forest road around an obstacle. This is not that. The Winch Hill 1 Bypass on Fordyce Creek Trail, while nowhere near as difficult as the straight line up Which 1, is not easy! This might be the funnest bypass you'll ever run! A challenging rocky ledge followed by a couple of large rocks and some killer mountain views make this short trail more than any typical bypass. If it's your 1st time through Fordyce, even if you plan to run up Which Hill 1, it's worth an extra 10 minutes to run up and down this bypass. It also serves as a good way around WH1 when your buddy needs a winch point at the top.
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