hiking
12 days ago

Difficult trail , it took me almost 2 hours climb up. I tried to find the best -easy way to climb the rocks to the peak , but there isnt an easy way , use what ever works best for you.
The hike is mostly in the woods , no special views , but once you reach the top - you are rewarded with a magnificent view of lake Tahoe and the mountains and lakes around !!! it sure is worth the climb !!!

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Amazing, strenuous, but amazing! Progressively increase in the grade so be prepared.

hiking
28 days ago

Hard hike but incredible views.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was definitely a lot harder that expected. Pretty mellow for the first part but about half way up it gets really steep. the 360 view at the top as well as the sister peaks are incredible.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is not for anyone looking for an easy or laid back hike. The trail isn't marked well but using my app made it a lot easier. Once you get right under the mountain it's essentially a rock climb up a giant hill for about 30 mins depending on your pace. Hydrate because coming back down it is really easy to trip and slide and takes about an hour because it's so steep. This past winter made the trail pretty rough and a few trees actually fell over and crashed about 10 feet from where I was standing. The view at the top is unbelievable and absolutely worth every step. Just don't pretend it's going to be an easy climb. Lots of water and food for the top!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

That's quite a bit of elevation climb for the distance! And when you throw a high elevation like that into the mix, it makes it even more challenging. But it's worth it. The view from the top is amazing. There was still a little bit of snow at the very top, and there was a stream that had a steady flow. We drank water out of it. Nothing like fresh mountain spring!

There was plenty of shade and resting spots along the way.

Really strenuous but so fun, steep uphill almost the entire way, still snow at the very top as of July 30th this year! The view is stunning at the top!

hiking
2 months ago

The first 3/4 mile or so is a nice warm up and the trail was easy to follow. Then it gets very steep, I had to keep checking my all trails app to see if I was still on the trail because it gets hard to follow. The last 1/4 mile there's still a lot of snow and I almost turned around because I was only wearing tennis shoes and it was nearly impossible to climb. I wouldn't recommend doing this trail until the snow melts unless you have crampons for the last bit because it wasn't fun trying to climb when your slipping. The views at the top are awesome though!

hiking
10 months ago

Breathtaking views the entire time. Uphill and then extremely steep in snow for the last mile or so at least this time of year. My dog had the time of her life and the view from the top makes it all worth it.