Trail Report: Headquarters Trail/Crow Creek Loop

We’d been getting reports of muddy and icky trails on Pole Mountain so yesterday morning we pointed our car in that direction and headed out from the Summit or Headquarters Trailhead West.

When we got to the trailhead instead of heading up headquarters trail we headed down toward to the Crow Creek Loop.

Trail Report Headquarters TrailCrow Creek Loop

While we were able to get about 1/5 mile of dry trails in that’s about it.

This overturned tree smack dab in the middle of the trail is your clue to turn back.


Or else you’ll be hiking through this. Pristine and beautiful but a total swamp.


Here were the trail conditions.

  • Date: 6/10/15
  • Time: 9:00 am -10:30 am
  • Temperature: 50-55°F
  • Weather: Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Trails Hiked: Portions of Headquarters & Crow Creek Loop
  • Trail Conditions: Trails were mostly dry with just a few areas of deep mud until the marshy area along the creek. There are several down trees along the trail too. This trail is going to need some time to dry up before it’s accessible. Instead just head the opposite direction on headquarters trail from this trailhead, stay high, and you’ll be golden.


We do have a free trail map for the entire Pole Mountain Area or check out our app and Trail Deck.

What are the other conditions in the area?


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