hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Went up Sept 22, just a bit of snow at the top. Dogs can go most way but not to the actual "needle point" at the very end. Snow makes the last climb to the top a bit sketchy. Wear gloves as not to cut your hands while scrambling up the rocks. Follow the orange markers. Great leg workout!

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail with most of the elevation gained in the first hour. Then, a glades ridge walk. Flatiron Peak and lake off to the right at the end of the ridge are worthwhile. Needle Peak is a scramble - only for the athletic immune to vertigo. Needle Peak is blocky rock and easier than it looks; but stay in the centre. No water on trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Love it, great elevation gain trail that has some pretty cool views at the end. The trail up once in the forest and off the pipeline road is beautiful and with time you get into the sub alpine which offers fresh air and open vistas. For a bonus take the Falls Lake Trail once you get back down off this one.

Amazing trail. Summit has some easy class three scrambling and the views go on forever!

hiking
4 months ago

Getting up across the boulders required care, but otherwise a good climb to a place with a spectacular view of flatiron, the forest, and the fold of the rockies

hiking
4 months ago

I hike, scramble and overnight this region in the spring through fall months and it never ceases to amaze me - so much to offer from elevation, to views to terrain variance - topped of with an amazing experience at the top.what are you scrambled the peak itself, or extend your hike to the lake or even higher to flat iron Bridge, this is by far my go to quick and easy weekly hike for overnight camping. No where else have I can't in a position where I have the benefit of a full on sunrise in the morning and a full on sunset in the evening. 360 degrees of natures perfection at and slightly above the treeline. Thankfully, this area is still somewhat of a hidden gem, and as such not overrun with inconsiderate and often messy tourist types!

Got to the trailhead around noon. Easy but absolutely gorgeous hike to the end of the marked trail. Beautiful spot there to have a bite to eat before the scramble to the summit. At the first rock climb, stay more to the center, we went right and got into big trouble. the dogs were too stressed after that ordeal so my husband stayed down with them while I went up. after the first scramble there is a flat area with a beautiful pond. Just stunning scenery everywhere. Views are amazing as they normally are at 2000 meters. then the final scramble to the top, wow what a climb! I've been in a few decent scrambles in the Rockies and this one was pretty crazy. had there not been another girl on her way up that knew the way, I don't think I would have chanced it on my own as you easily could get yourself in big trouble without a way to get down. anyway, even with her as a guide, I found it very challenging. A few scrapes and cuts just from trying to get through certain parts, no mishaps or accidents. I had brand new hikers with excellent grip, gloves would have been helpful. Very windy at the top and cool. take a light jacket even if the weather is nice. I will definitely be coming back, however will likely not go to the summit again. apparently if you go right at the end of the marked trail, it takes you to a little lake. probably just beautiful and great for dogs. Most of the peoole on the trail ( and there were a lot) did not go to the summit. Do not attempt to take dogs to the summit of this hike. mine are like goats and could not do it, the boulders are too large and smooth with nothing to grip or step on making it impossible for them to find a safe route

hiking
5 months ago

Just gorgeous, wouldn't call it easy though..

Not an easy snowshoe trail but well worth the views. is line to do it again in the summer to compare :)

on Zoa Peak Trail

snowshoeing
10 months ago

Beautiful day! We had the entire mtn. to ourselves. The trail was fresh and fluffy with new snow. It was partially paved till nearing the top when we had to rely on gps and maps. We also lost our view nearing the top as we ended up in the clouds...make sure you are prepared with the right tools.

snowshoeing
10 months ago

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hiked again July 18, 2016. Gorgeous day, clear skies with a few clouds, sunshine! Hardly even windy at the top, we stay up there for an hour and even played cards! 2.5 hours up. 2 hours down. Loved it!

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