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Rainier Home Contact Infomation Statistics Explained Map Information Scope Current Conditions

  • High point:5345
  • Low point:1854
  • Hiking season: June - mid Nov..
  • Total Elevation gain: 1504
  • Total Elevation lost:4996
  • Total distance(one way):12.25
  • Effective Distance:16.5
  • Hiking time: 6 hours
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Profile Explained

  • (1) Dear Creek Camp
  • (2) Ohanapecosh river/trial
  • (3) Ohanapecosh Campground

While part of this trail is often used in combination with the Cowlitz Divide and Owyhigh lakes trials has an alternative to the high, showy trails of Panhandle Gap by hikers doing the Wonderland trail it makes an idea forest hike in its own right. It is particularly attractive in the spring when higher trails are still buried under snow. When transportation can be arranged to allow travel only down hill an especially attractive early season hike is between Deer Creek Camp and Ohanapecosh. The trailhead can be found either 6 miles north from the Stevens Canyon entrance or south 5 miles from Cayuse Pass at a very small unmarked parking space .5 mile south of Deer Creek. From the downhill side of the road the trail quickly drops down into the forest and in a short .4 mile enters a nice campsite at the junction of Deer Creek and Chinook Creek.
Map Discription Size (kb)
Small colored elevaton map 26
Topographic map with shadeing 1,592
Topographic map without shadeing 676
Shaded Basement Geologic Map

(Geologic key)

Stereo Map

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Gregg Petrie 2000