Black Warrior Trail
Area/Length: Trail is 11 miles long
This trail is about 8 miles west of Atlanta, located off the Middle Fork Rd 268. This trail is a part of the Black Warrior/Swanholm trail system. The trail starts at the mouth of Black Warrior Creek (4,500 feet elevation) and follows the creek up the bottom to its headwaters (7,400 feet). Several trails are associated with Black Warrior Trail. At about 3 miles from the trailhead, West Warrior Trail heads left up West Warrior Creek; this trail is not currently being maintained. At 4 miles, Eagle Creek Trail joins from the right, heading east for Eagle Creek and looping back to the Road 268 (4 miles). At 6 miles, Warrior-Swanholm Trail joins from left, heading west toward Swanholm Peak. At its upper end, Black Warrior Trail connects with Neinmeyer Trail, which goes both north (Johnson Creek) and south (Little Queens River) into the Sawtooth Wilderness. Motorcylists and mountain bikers must stop at the Neinmeyer Trail junction & Sawtooth Wilderness boundary. Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine stands dominate the lower elevations and changes to Douglas-fir and subalpine fir in the upper end. Use is currently light.