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Horsethief Falls

 
 6 votes

2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


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Singletrack

592' 180 m

Ascent

-599' -182 m

Descent

10,295' 3,138 m

High

9,696' 2,955 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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A large mountain path leading to a pleasant waterfall.

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Overview

This is an easy hike that would be easy to do in a couple hours. It follows a clear, wide, dirt path and ends at a nice waterfall. The whole thing has a pretty gentle grade.

It has pretty high traffic, especially on a nice day. There also isn't much parking, so that could be an issue as well.
Features: River/Creek — Waterfall

Description

The trail is very easy to follow because it's a wide dirt path from beginning to end.

It starts on Horsethief Park Trail and continues past the intersection with Ring the Peak Trail. Horsethief Park Trail goes left here and makes up part of the Ring the Peak Trail. Stay on the big path, NOT Ring the Peak Trail. Now you'll be on the Pancake Rocks Trail.

Eventually, you'll see a big forest service sign that has Pancake Rocks and Horsethief Falls on it. Go towards Horsethief Falls. From here, you're on the final stretch to the falls.

The falls are pretty cool, they cascade down large rocks. You can climb around on the rocks and get different views of the waterfall as well.

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Oct 19, 2017
Pam Morley
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May 29, 2017
Adam Svatek
Oct 10, 2016
Michael Walters
Sep 24, 2016
Joe Tiberio
Great for people new to hiking or familes with small children. Can get crowded if you don't get there early. 2.7mi

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