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We started at 7am, got to our car around 1:30pm. We started with Bross. Which is what a lot of people suggested and we were so glad that we listened. The wildflowers were absolutely beautiful but we didn’t see any Columbines.

Good for dogs, lots of water. Starts down hill, stay on brooks for less rocks on decent and come up chaves which is rockier.

Started at 3 a.m. Saturday and got to the summit of Bross for sunrise, then had the 1st three peaks to ourselves (along with a large mountain goat). There were atleast 50 people on Democrat when we summited. Glad we did Bross 1st, the descent of that mountain would have been tough, very loose rock and dirt the whole way.

Really pretty trail. Not the most difficult, but a nice workout.

Fun trail that’s not too challenging.

75% of the trail is at an angle and the signs are a bit confusing but decent hike!

Good intensity. Not extreme but down hill all the way going out and uphill on the way back. Has some beautiful rocks and streams at the bottom. Would be fun to relax and have lunch on or even “swim” in later months of summer.

Loved this trail for the scenery and length. Be aware that there are 2 different parking lots also when you connect from the Chavez trail back to the Beaver Brook there is a sign showing beaver brook going both ways. Left takes you to a parking lot. Sign wasn’t marked as such and causes confusion.

Great Father’s Day Hike! Great scenery and great hike with our dog because much of the trail is near water. We completed this hike in about 2.5 hours.

Beautiful hike and pretty close to the city. We got there around 7 am and there were barely any cars in the lot. Lots of shade throughout the hike, love the stream running parallel to the path as well. Will be coming back to do this one!

Great hike! So many beautiful views. Good leg workout, lots of shade throughout. Will definitely be back!

Absolutely beautiful with challenging areas that require balancing / walking across boulders and streams. Great workout on the “natural stairs”.

Awesome trail! Shaded with streams!

I competed this loop with a friend three days ago. We started late around 6:00 and the temperature was cold enough to merit gloves and a hat. We also decided to hike clockwise, starting with Democrat and ending with Bross, probably because we were naive.

The trailhead starts at elevation and the trail quickly becomes steep. Although we pushed on at a good clip, I did not acclimate until the false summit of Mount Democrat, which we tackled head-on because we did not spot the trail that headed to the left of it. Nevertheless, the challenge turned out to be a lot of fun!

The views while hiking, and of course at each peak, are incredible. Mount Cameron was probably my favorite because it possessed such a surprising, almost alien feel to it. The stretch from Cameron to most of Lincoln was also healthily windy. I had face protection and was happy to use it.

The hike down Bross was unpleasant. It was not awful, impossible, or life-threatening, but I would not look forward to it again. It was loose scree and slippery dirt the whole way down, and we did not have any poles. We met exactly two couples who hiked counterclockwise, which I would probably do next time.

This hike was my second involving fourteeners. I never felt unsafe but I often felt uneasy. From far away, the trail ahead often looked narrow and hanging off the mountainside, but in reality it was always wide enough, and the grades down the mountain next to the trail were rarely very steep. In certain locations, I knew that there were sheer drops just beyond the trail, but there always seemed to be large rocks or something else obstructing the perilous vistas.

We were back in the lot around 11:30 and the mountains looked even more stunning in the full-blown sunlight. I highly recommend this hike, especially to those starting their fourteener journey.

Great hike— scenic with water and tree coverage for some shade. It also has buffalo viewing off exit before hike.

Stayed over at Kite Lake Campground and enjoyed solitude and breathtaking views. A chilly night and frost on our tent made for a brisk morning. Democrat was amazing, though a bit challenging at times with some of the switchbacks and snow--but drop dead gorgeous views. Cameron was fun and felt easy, compared to Democrat. Mountain goats led us up the trail to Lincoln, which also felt very doable. The trek to Bross was fairly simple and had beautiful purple and white alpine tundra that sprinkled the landscape. This would be a 5-star hike were it not for the descent from Bross to Kite Lake, which bordered on unsafe. Lots of scree, loose rock, and steep descents made for very careful and labor-intensive travels down. Overall, beautiful and unique in that you can complete 4 14ers in one day.

What a neat surprise. Good amount of shade, water for dog, great intense incline (leg workout) and decent decline.. it took about 2 hours.

The hike starting up Mt. Bross around to Mt. Democrat is not that bad. Once you get up to the top there isn’t much altitude change until coming down to the start of Mt. Democrat. After dropping over 1K feet, it can catch up to you.

My first 14er and a great one! Also, on the way down Mt Democrat this past Sunday June 10th, I was about 1/3 or ¼ to the exit around 9:30am and accidentally left my camera behind. It is a Sony a5100 with a black case. If anyone sees it, please email me at marydung416@yahoo.com. Reward will be given. Thanks!

Started at 5:30am to get a head start! We camped out the night before and like other reviews I read, it sure is windy there but manageable. Started on Bross first and then made our way to Lincoln, Cameron, and Democrat last. Besides some wind, it was a gorgeous day out. My friend and I have pretty bad knees and so we used hiking poles—which helped a lot! Quite a few people brought their dogs as well. Great experience overall!

Definitely a decent challenge.. not very scenic though. Cool streams at the bottom of the canyon, and a few cool bridges to cross. Be prepared because you hike a decent descent, which means you obviously have to climb the same on the return.

Also, this is listed as kid friendly. We brought our four and six year old with us, and it was a stretch. There were a few spots where a fall could be serious.. so had us nervous. Not many, but a few.

It was too much for the four year old (who has no problem with the “easy” 3 or so mile hikes, hence us taking it up a notch). I had to carry her on my shoulders for > 1/2 the hike..

Fun hike and cooler because it's shaded. Busy lots of hikers with dogs.

Great shaded loop. Not too strenuous- just the right length. Like the babbling brook that runs along most of it. Lovely mt flowers blooming in June. More than usual, luscious vegetation in the forrest area. Cool rock formations to climb over and check out. We’d do this one again.

My boys and I did this hike today... it was beautiful. It is a great workout! The scenery was gorgeous. Not to many people on the trail. Definitely want to do it again and hope the rest of the trail is open.

Very straight forward hike . Started today at 7 off mountain by 1115. Steep hike up and easy trail ridge run to all 3 after Democrat . The decent down bross is not nearly as hard as people make it out to seem. Class 2 the entire way, if you have bad knees perhaps poles would help. Ran the entire loop and stopped for a bunch of pictures . Very rewarding scenery for a pretty easy hike !

Great hike! The hike is shaded nearly the whole way with a stream running along the path, so a great option for dogs. Only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that there is no “summit View”. Either way you go on the loop, you’ll start by going down and have to end coming back up. It’s a great workout!

Good hike to get 4 - 14’rs in one day. Road in was fine all the way to Lake parking lot . Started around 6 am and finished around noon. Views are best from democrat and Lincoln . I wouldn’t recommend stopping at cameron and not continuing to Lincoln . Not much to see on cameron . The loop over to Bross is pretty but the way down is a little dicey. I would highly recommend poles for the descent . I saw people without poles and felt sorry for them as they were falling a lot. Overall a great day and great views from the peaks.

A quick hike that will get your blood flowing. Nice stretches of elevation gain, but overall nothing too strenuous. What the trail lacks in views it makes up in creeks and blooming summertime flowers! I arrived around 8 am and was the second car at the trailhead. The lot was filled by the time I was done, about an hour and 40 minutes later.

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