McDonald Creek Cutoff
ElevationAscent: 36' 11 m
Descent: -66' -20 m
High: 3,298' 1,005 m
Low: 3,233' 986 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“A run through the old growth forest of the McDonald Creek drainage to the shores of the creek.”— Jake Bramante
This trail is used by the horse concessionaire, so can get a little smelly in summer. Be aware of them and yield to horses as they pass.
This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to run.
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