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Herman Creek Cutoff Trail #410

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This connector trail allows for loop runs involving Rainy Lake, Waucoma Ridge, and the Wahtum Lake area.


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2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

68%

Runnable

4,399' 1,341 m

High

2,913' 888 m

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Up

1,486' 453 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek

This trail enters the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness, so the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually snowed in between November and May.

Description

The main use for this trail is as a connector that allows you to form loop runs or backpacks between the East Fork of Herman Creek drainage and Rainy Lake/Lindsey Creek drainage. It can be reached either by running south on the Herman Creek Trail #406 or up from the Rainy Lake Campground (which can be reached by car when the road is open).

From the Rainy Lake Campground, head west and uphill on Rainy Wahtum Trail #409 (an old abandoned road) for 1.2 miles to its junction with the #410 and the Gorton Creek Trail #408. This trail junction is at 4,400 feet and is marked by a small wood shelter.

Past the shelter, the #410 makes a gradual descent, then drops further through two long, gradual switchbacks. After descending through some shorter, steeper switchbacks lower down, the #410 ends at a junction with the Herman Creek Trail #406 in the wet bottomland of the East Fork of Herman Creek near the primitive Cedar Swamp Camp.

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Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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A storage shed at the top of the Herman Cutoff Trail
Feb 17, 2018 near Cascade…, OR

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