This cut-off connects the North Loop and South Loop east of the Pacific Crest Trail. The route begins at the southeast corner of North Loop and winds southward across Fireline Snowmobile Trail past Claypool Butte, and ends at the junction of South Loop and Circle Lake Trails.
This trail has outstanding views of Mt. Washington and Three Fingered Jack.
It is recommended this route be skied from north to south. Loop trip 5.2 miles via North Loop and South Loop