Sheffield Creek Trail

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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6.5-9h
Distance
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20.0 km
Elevation
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1,049 m
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Located on the border of the Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons National Parks, the Sheffield Creek Trail has remained relatively undiscovered. Traveling deep into the backcountry, this scenic route boasts the opportunity for wildlife viewing as you explore lush meadows and dense woodlands bisected by beautiful creeks.

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Route Description for Sheffield Creek Trail

Immerse yourself in the backcountry and reconnect with nature along the Sheffield Creek Hike. This primitive route travels through a diversity of landscapes often abundant with wildlife. When exploring this area, especially this secluded trail, we encourage at least one person in your party to carry bear spray and make sure you are aware of the procedure if an encounter does occur. Reserved for intermediate and experienced hikers, this route will challenge you, but the payoff along the way is well worth the sweat! Note the Grand Teton National Park charges an entrance fee; refer to the NPS website for additional information.

Setting out from the trailhead in the campground, the Sheffield Creek Trail travels southeastward for a few steps before diverting northeast. Gradually climbing, the path will travel above the creek before dipping down to the stream. Enjoy the sounds of the babbling water as you ascend through the lush vegetation towards Huckleberry Mountain. From here, you will be granted wonderful views of the Teton Mountains commanding the skyline in the southwest. After some hiking, you will reach a junction with the Arizona Creek Trail, keep right and hike down along the Arizona Creek.

When you ultimately confront an intersection with the Rodent Creek Trail, you have met your turnaround point. From here, simply retrace your footsteps back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Sheffield Creek Trail Trailhead

Find the trailhead in the Sheffield Campground off the Sheffield Creek Forest Access Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Sheffield Campground

  • When to do

    April-October

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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