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Dog Slaughter Falls Trail #414

 4.5 (4)

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers


99%

Runnable

85' 26 m

Ascent

-281' -86 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

1,060' 323 m

High

855' 261 m

Low

Shared By Ranger Danger

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Hop on this excellent family friendly trail with a stunning waterfall at the end.

Ranger Danger

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

From the easternmost parking area, this trail rolls easily almost all the way to the falls with the occasional mild, short uphill section. There are occasional tree branches and roots, and yes, some rocks, but this is the kind of trail that nearly everyone can enjoy. There are plenty of things to see along the way including towering trees and rhododendrons, and lower to the ground (in the spring at least), colorful mushrooms and deep green ferns abound.

Toward the falls, it becomes a bit more steep and tricky, but take your time and everyone will be wowed by the gorgeous falling water. If it rains, the trail does become quite slick due to the exposed mud and tree cover as well as the moss that is heavy in some areas (a good bit of the trail runs next to the creek that feeds the falls).

Flora & Fauna

Ferns, rhododendrons, mushrooms, tall hemlocks, various hardwood species, mice, and the occasional deer can be found in this area.

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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