Good hike, besides the fact my friend and I were almost face to face with a full grown black bear. We, of course took proper precautions, but beware. People can downplay the black bear all they want, bring mase or a knife. I would not walk on this trail alone or with a child.
For fans of the Netflix series, Stranger Things, here is your opportunity to hike through The Upside Down.
This moderately difficult trail begins in a conifer forest with a wide path at a moderately steep incline. The hike starts off beautiful and shady but soon you begin to see that all is not well with this forest. Some sort of moss is killing the conifers by slow suffocation. The higher you climb the more like a horror film it becomes until finally you reach the meadow. The meadow is lovely and the sign for the summit trail well marked.
On you walk, looking forward to the summit. But as you reach the ridge what you find on the other side is a dead forest, burnt to a crisp. Grasshoppers, locusts, and rattlesnakes become your new companions. Beware.
It still was a heck of a nice hike though, despite the sad state of environmental catastrophe that awaits you. Sadly, we didn't find the remains of poor Barb.
Good one for two dogs and a two-legged! Great location, lots of other hikers, typical pummy silt, people not burying dog crap or taking the prudent route and stinky as well as possibly dukey-spreading, packing the logs out in a bag? Have dog take care of fecal remains, PLEASE!!!!
This trail was amazing! Definitely some inclines but totally doable. The Meadows caught pockets of chilly air to dip in and out of. My favorite part was how much the scenery changed from grassy Meadows to old growth trees and wildflowers. Took 3 hours up and 2.5 back. This home is more like 11 miles total. Keep heading up and you will not be disappointed!
Hazel Z. on Grizzly Peak Trail
Nice, peaceful hike with great views. Dog friendly too!
Stacee O. on Grizzly Peak Trail
Beautiful views. Moderate but not technically hard. We enjoyed and we'll be back.