cross country skiing
dogs on leash
off road driving
White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres of opportunities. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails.
Such a beautiful hike! Creeks, aspens, fields with wildflowers, hot springs... doesn't get any better than this. It can be a little tough at times with the elevation gain, but it's all worth it! Love the little camping area in the trees too.
Not my favorite trail. The views are outstanding, especially on a clear day. And you get a few different hiking experiences during the overall trail. However, the boulder field ruined it for me. A solid majority of the trail is spent going through the boulders on the way up and back down. You have to pay attention and follow the rock stacks. It gets a bit old and is somewhat dangerous with lots of loose rocks. This trail is difficult and everyone should expect at least 4 hours to complete it.
Not really sure why the app shows the trail starting so far back...also not sure why the trail isn't actually displayed, but it does exist and it's labeled/viable from the road. Easy parking. Great hike! Definitely a climb especially towards the top. Went when there was lots of snow on the trail. Makes it a little more challenging but manageable. Views from the top are beautiful! Follow the signs you'll run into another path but it's easily labeled (take a left).
So glad I watched the YouTube video before tackling this trail. Every time I started feeling tired, I thought about the fact that I was only carrying a backpack that weighed about 5 lbs. compared to the 30-60 lbs. of equipment the firefighters were carrying. It definitely reinforced my respect for firefighters.
This trail was really fun. The only challenging part of this hike was the ice. Going up the slippery slope was a little sketch but in the end the view was worth it. We stayed till the sun went down and used our headlamps to hike back down. Being the last one to leave the trail was exciting.
Started at the Reiling Dredge Trailhead and went up the Minnie Mine Trail on to the Sidedoor trail and the back to the parking lot on an unmarked trail. 2 miles and 450' elevation. Great little trail with many mining ruins. Lots of trails zig zagging through area so be sure to look at map. Great views of town and ski hill. Good with dog and kids.