Short Cut Trail

color photo of Shortcut Trail trailhead sign. Sign is made of dark brown metal with gold lettering and map of trail

As the name implies, this path is a short cut between Dead Chief Trail and the Hot Springs Mountain picnic area. Climbing steeply from Dead Chief Trail, this trail completed the Oertel Red Trail and was once a popular trail for horseback riders.

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Portion of infrared aerial photo of park with Shortcut Trail shown in blue

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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