Dead Horse Creek
ElevationAscent: 708' 216 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,111' 1,863 m
Low: 5,403' 1,647 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“This north-south trail is handy for constructing loops and avoiding some of the crowds in Paradise.”— Megan W
After the junction with the Waterfall Trail, the trail steepens to attain a ridge. For the remaining length of this trail, Dead Horse Creek and Edith Creek lie in the eastern valley below, Nisqually River resides in the valley to the west, and the trail climbs in between. At at small saddle, the detour-worthy Moraine Trail veers off to the west (left) and the Dead Horse Creek Trail continues northwards along the snowy crest. After some less steep travel, the Dead Horse Creek Trail ends at a junction with the popular Skyline Trail.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Mount Rainier National Park