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A great loop through lodgepole pines, connecting with a variety of other trails in the area.


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12.9

Miles

20.7

KM

Point to Point

6,130' 1,869 m

High

5,382' 1,640 m

Low

1,178' 359 m

Up

1,219' 371 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Expect the trail to be covered in snow from October to early July.

Description

This loop trail is a great hike through a forest of lodgepole pines. The overall elevation changes are not significant although you'll encounter some ups and downs along the way. This trail is also a central hub for many of the other trails in the area as it intersects with the Boundary Springs Trail to the north, the Bert Creek Trail to the southwest, and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to the southeast. Most hikers do not hike this entire loop, it's more often used in portions as a way to link up with other trails.

Flora & Fauna

Lodgepole pines.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kristen Arendt

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Trail Rankings

#750

in Oregon

#23,858

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Photos

Sphagnum Bog near Crater Springs
Nov 17, 2017 near Crater…, OR
Sphagnum Bog near Crater Springs
Nov 17, 2017 near Crater…, OR
Oasis Spring - Source of the Middle Fork of National Creek
Nov 17, 2017 near Crater…, OR

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