Dead Horse Creek Trail

Ashford, Washington 98304

Dead Horse Creek Trail

Dead Horse Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This short spur trail connects with the Skyline Trail and has great views of the Tatoosh Range, Mount Rainier, and the Nisqually Glacier. If you want to hike the Skyline Trail but would prefer a shorter, more gradual ascent, consider the Dead Horse Creek Trail as an alternative. In August, wildflowers, including lupine and Lewis monkey-flower, line your path.

If you want to hike the Skyline Trail but would prefer a shorter, more gradual ascent,consider the Dead Horse Creek Trail as an alternative. In August, wildflowers,including lupine and Lewis monkeyflower, line your path. Please preserve these flowers by staying on designated trails. To start the hike, head to the west end of the parking lot. Look for a trail sign for the Dead Horse Creek Trail."

Dead Horse Creek Trail Reviews

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8/22/2010
Very nice day hike suitable for small children or less active adults. Add in the proximity to the Paradise Lodge, and you get a five star hike for anyone, with an awesome view of the glacier.
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8/27/2009
I'm not a fan of hiking on paved trails but this was quite nice. Lots of wildflowers, little streams and nice views of both the mountain and the surrounding areas. The trials closest to the Paradise visitor/lodging area can be quite crowded. Early morning is best as by the afternoon the trails are quite crowded.
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Trail Information

Ashford
Nearby City
2.3
Distance
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Early July to September
Season
5,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,000 feet
Top Elevation
Paradise Ranger Station, Jackson Visitor Center—Paradise
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Rainier East; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map and Guide
Local Maps

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Jul 2018