The Timber Camp Trail

Originally designed as a cross-country ski route, this MODERATE hiking trail follows an old logging road that is well-built and relatively wide for most of its length, ascending an eastern shoulder [2800 ft.] of Mount Osceola with good views of Painted Cliff. The final destination is the site of an old logging camp with views of the valley’s eastern peaks.

The trail begins off the Greeley Ponds Trail after that trail ascends on a long gradual traverse. The Timber Camp trail switches back abruptly to the left. Look for the yellow blazes. Not long after that, it switches back again, passes a great hillside of sand and continues at a somewhat steeper pitch. Bear left at the sign to High Camp. As you near the end, the trail dips down to a rocky little brook crossing, and then not long after that, crosses the discharge of a spring. It then enters a gravelly clearing, and continues for a short distance up past the clearing, where there are two cairns near a sign on a tree: High Camp.