Whitefish Creek Trail #42
ElevationAscent: 952' 290 m
Descent: -936' -285 m
High: 5,813' 1,772 m
Low: 4,863' 1,482 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A trail leading visitors to the Diamond Peak Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).”— Steve Jackson
Eventually you'll reach an intersection with the Crater Butte Trail. If you're ready to head out on another adventure, take that trail west towards the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
If you're looking to continue, keep working your way south from the intersection point. Because the high point of the trail is located about 5 miles in, you'll be enjoying your descent to Crescent Lake by the time you pass the Crater Butte Trail. Continue on down, though for much of the way your views will be obstructed by pines. This trail will come to an end at Tranquil Cove, where the Whitefish Horse Camp is located. You can choose to head back the way you came, take a shuttle from the trailhead, or stay the night and return the next day.
Maps and trail signs are a little lacking so be prepared to cross country and use a map and compass or the Hiking Project mobile app. Also, mosquitoes were horrible during this July trip so plan to bring repellant and protective clothing.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed
Land Manager: USFS - Deschutes National Forest Office
Oct 7, 2019: Forests Seek Input on Special Recreation Permit Fee
Oct 7, 2019: Volunteer Information Night to be held