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Rattlesnake Creek Trail

Extremely Difficult

Trail

7.6 mile 12.2 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,474' 1,059 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 6,680' 2,036 m
Low: 3,206' 977 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)

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Trail shared by Dara Zimmerman

A rough trail to spectacular and isolated Papoose Lake.

Dara Zimmerman

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The trail is too overgrown for running.

Description

Rattlesnake Creek Trail is overgrown and in poor condition; route-finding skills are required. The creek crossings are shallow and easily crossed. The last 3/4 mile of the trail is known as Papoose Scramble, and is a very difficult climb to the lake.

Flora & Fauna

Douglas fir, rattlesnakes, bears.

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