Dead Chief Trail - 1.6 miles
From the Dead Chief Trailhead at the Army-Navy gate above the Stevens Balustrade, this trail intersects with the Gulpha Gorge Trail
for the easiest walk (1.6 miles) from Bathhouse Row
to the park campground at Gulpha Gorge. At first, the route is quite steep, then the trail levels off and continues across the south slope of Hot Springs
Mountain towards Gulpha Gorge.
The historic Oertel Fitness Trail, completed in 1915, once followed what is now the west end of Dead Chief Trail. The portion of Dead Chief Trail below the Shortcut Trail
intersection was part of the Red Trail, the most strenuous of the Oertel system's exercise program.