Sweet Creek Trail

June 3, 1995

National Trails Day was celebrated June 3 by a hike on the Sweet Creek Trail, 10 miles south of Mapleton. The Sweet Creek Trail is a series of short hikes easily accessed from well marked parking areas. We moved the cars twice and were able to walk about six miles. The trail follows the creek closely from the beginning Homestead trailhead to the confluence of Beaver Creek into Sweet Creek. This trail is a gem, a discovery and beautiful. The many waterfalls, the forest, wild flowers and birds make Sweet Creek Trail a year-round opportunity. The trail itself is very good with occasional viewing platforms and signs providing information about the area. One section is still under construction but is expected to be completed in August. The U.S. Forest Service Mapleton Ranger District people have done a terrific job of opening up a wonderful new place for us to enjoy. Hikers were Barbara Chinn, Corinne Hunt, Dot Leland, Mary Millman, Myrna Peterson, Joe Scheibe, Lois & Sanford Weinfeld, Herbert Whitman and leaders Mary Ellen West and Vi Johnson.

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