Meadow Creek Trail is easily-accessible, not difficult to find and offers quaint, creek-side views through cedar groves along with sparsely-timbered ridges on its far east side.
Trail #228 is the start of a large trail system in this portion of the Clearwater National Forest, and much like the other trails in this area offers smaller, half-day loops in addition to full-distance routes that will provide days of exploring.
Leaving the Giant White Pine Campground to the north will be the easier of the two routes, and a series of two right turns at the coming forks will lead back to the trailhead in roughly two miles.
The trailhead traveling east climbs quickly, but does not ascend more than 400 feet and is gentle most the way.
From trail #228, Three Tree Butte is accessible in under a mile to the north, and the East Fork of Meadow Creek and Wepah Creek sit half a mile to the east.
As of May 11, highway construction was creating minimal delays of less than five minutes near the campground.
When accessed from Giant White Pine Campground, this portion of the Clearwater National Forest’s trail system has more foot traffic than others, and is advisable during the week.