May Creek

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Trail Distance: 3.4 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 20 min
Elevation Gain: 252 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

Your pup will love going for a stroll on the May Creek Trail. This trail is just over three miles long, and runs through some seriously pawsome countryside. You can join the trailhead in the Lake Boren Park, and then follow it along the course of the creek. There is a parking lot at the park where you can leave your vehicle free of charge. 

The May Creek Trail is a rustic walk over sparsely wooded terrain. There are a few inclines, but they're not very steep. The trail is beautiful at any time of the year, but more so during the autumnal months when the trees have turned twenty different shades of gold. Your pup will really enjoy scampering through the fallen leaves. There can be an odd patch of mud here and there, so tread with care. 

Impromptu dips in the creek are better avoided, as dogs are not allowed to swim here after the trout. Those fish are strictly for the fishermen and the bears. That's not a problem in the summertime as the creek dries up to a mere trickle. Do bring water for your pup as there are no water fountains on this trail. Taking a plentiful supply of clean up bags along with you on the hike is a must too. Packing it in and packing it out is the most pawsome thing to do.

The trail runs through the natural habitat of many wild animals. Keeping your fur buddy on a leash throughout the area is required by state law, and for good reason! Coyotes and bears are often sighted in the area. Being bear aware and understanding the correct bear etiquette is useful on this trail. You might not run into one, but it's always better to be prepared. Have a puptastic hike! 

Trail Features
Forest, Easy Incline, Muddy, Lake
Abundant Wildlife, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
There have been sightings of cougars and bobcats around the May Creek Trail, so keep your pup on leash. Wherever there are wild animals, there is always the possibility of parasites. Check your dog for ticks after a hike.
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13058 SE 84th Way
Newcastle, WA 98056
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13058 SE 84th Way
Newcastle, WA 98056
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