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Emmons Moraine

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A quick spur leading to the base of the largest glacier in the lower 48.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

5,240' 1,597 m

High

4,798' 1,462 m

Low

442' 135 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

One mile beyond the White River Campground trailhead, take the Glacier Basin Trail to a junction with the Emmons Moraine Trail.

This one-mile round-trip spur trail leads to a viewpoint which overlooks the Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the 48 contiguous United States.

Flora & Fauna

Stay on designated trails to protect fragile plants.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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  3.2 from 5 votes

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A nice lake sits just below the terminus of the glacier.
Aug 21, 2020 near Greenwater, WA
At the end of the maintained trail, you get a good view of the terminus. On a clear day the rest of the glacier and the mountain are visible.
Aug 21, 2020 near Greenwater, WA

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Jul 11, 2021
Sungyeal Kim
1mi
Aug 6, 2020
Chad DuBois
Jul 17, 2019
Trent Smith
Oct 5, 2018
Peter Sneeringer
3.6 round trip from parking lot. Beautiful views of glacial lake and glacier! 3.6mi
Aug 5, 2018
Christine Smith
Spectacular! We lost Liam Pope for a bit, though...
Jul 25, 2018
Raymond Wood
Aug 29, 2017
Mike McCarron
1mi
Aug 26, 2017
Hana Sexton
Trail was beautiful. Few trees to obstruct view. Can go beyond trail 1mi