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Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail #30

Easy/Intermediate

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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 336' 102 m
Descent: -155' -47 m
High: 4,924' 1,501 m
Low: 4,721' 1,439 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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A very popular run to a stunning waterfall!

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

  • Open late Spring - Fall.
  • Be aware, this trail is in grizzly country.

Runner Notes

Although the grade is generally easy, there are enough roots that runners will need to pay attention to where they step.

Description

This popular multi-use trail follows a rolling climb up the base of the Swan Mountain Range to reach the impressive Morrell Falls. The nearly 100 foot tall double-falls is definitely the crowning attraction, but runners will also get to enjoy the nearby Morrell Lake, a healthy forest of mixed conifers, and a chance to spot a variety of wildlife that occasionally wanders the area. For those who are feeling adventurous, there's also a steep climb that reaches some great views above the falls, just be cautious!

There are a number of dispersed campsites located near the trailhead and Morrell Lake.

Flora & Fauna

The area's drainages are home to a variety of mammals including beaver, bobcat, deer, elk, moose, mountain lion, and black and grizzly bears.

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Sep 28, 2018
Ryan Rodrigues
Trail was clear, all the way to the falls. 5.1mi

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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