Deer Creek has some excellent views of the West Needle Mountains, along with moderate hiking and good access to other trails. This trail is usually just a day hike, but can be combined with other trails such as the Coal Creek and Engineer Mountain Trails for an overnighter. The trail ascends through some aspens, and then switchbacks up a gully right above a small limestone cliff band. The trail continues through some meadows parallel to Deer Creek, turns south at a small trail sign, goes through spruce-fir, and connects to the Coal Creek Trail. The other option would be to keep going straight up the valley/bowl to the Engineer Mountain Trail. Filter all water, due to possible problems with Giardia.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.