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Emmons Moraine

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 3.3 (6)

A quick spur leading to the base of the largest glacier in the lower 48.


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

87%

Runnable

5,240' 1,597 m

High

4,798' 1,462 m

Low

442' 135 m

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Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

One mile beyond the White River Campground trailhead, take the Glacier Basin Trail to a junction with the Emmons Moraine Trail.

This one-mile round-trip spur trail leads to a viewpoint which overlooks the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the 48 contiguous United States.

Flora & Fauna

Stay on designated trails to protect fragile plants.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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  3.3 from 6 votes

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in Sunrise

#22360

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#1,058

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#22,360

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A nice lake sits just below the terminus of the glacier.
Aug 21, 2020 near Greenwater, WA
At the end of the maintained trail, you get a good view of the terminus. On a clear day the rest of the glacier and the mountain are visible.
Aug 21, 2020 near Greenwater, WA

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