Temples of Time Grove
Rough route from Hydraulic Creek through the groves of old growth Douglas firs
||3.0 km (return)
||Loop - Partial
Begin by hiking or biking to the Hydraulic Creek bridge in the LSCR via the Seymour Valley Trailway.
This will add 30 -90 minutes one way to the trip ( 30 minutes by bike)
As of this time the route is sparsely marked with tapes and the trail is uncleared. There is considerable deadfall and steep ground soft in places to negotiate, so treat it like a bushwhacking excursion.....
Hike up the Hydraulic Trail on the north bank of the creek, then cross the creek where tapes show you the way. There are two different places to cross, the most conspicuous is near the tree where the route sheets for the Hydraulic Trail are stored. Once across, you'll climb up a broad basin to a small grove of firs. The Paul George Giant is the largest of these firs. Next, you'll be looking to move slightly downhill and south where the route gets somewhat overgrown. It will cross a dry creekbed then angle down and to hiker's left, heading for the main grove of firs. Follow the tapes onward through the grove and you will reach a large cedar growing around a rock face. Here you turn left and head downhill where you'll find the Temple Giant, the patriarch of the grove. The trail leads downhill to the road where you can hike back to the bridge to grab your bike if you've ridden to the TH.
The LSCR provides trail maps at the kiosk near the gazebo
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