backpacking
10 days ago

Bring you puppy and water, they'll sleep like a baby the ride home. Recommend starting at 5am to avoid the heat. Great hike.

Bring plenty of water. Took us close to 6 hours. The terrain isn't the greatest so make sure you have walking sticks and hiking boots/shoes. The view from the top was amazing!

trail running
13 days ago

As another hiker has posted, car break-in is very common at the parking lot. My car and the one next to mine both got their windows smashed. Be very careful, and don't leave anything in the car. I didn't have anything valuable in the car yet they still broke in to check out my stuff. Perhaps one should park by the road instead of the parking lot.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a very difficult hike! You really need like 6 bottles of water per person. Very high elevation! Definitely need hiking shoes! And sun block. It took us 6 hours to complete

I agree with Katie bring lots of water and start early to avoid the heat as your on top of a ridge line most of the way with little to no shade. The path is smooth and well maintained. The accent is steep at times but quite enjoyable. The views are amazing. It's not crowded and there was ample parking.

Bring lots of water and start early.

This hike is awesome!! Take heed, this is a very difficult hike with several and steep inclines. Bring lots of water and snacks to enjoy at the top. The views are gorgeous and well worth the difficulty.

Great workout! Bring water and more if it's hot. I had 2 liters. There were wildflowers, loose gravel, sand, boulders, little itty bitty stream and markers to help guide you as you get closer to the top. You should be in decent shape and take your time. We did it in about 51/2 hours.

Killer hard hike! Gorgeous, strenuous, but worth every step! Consistently either going up or down steep grade, so be ready for some serious cardio! Start early to avoid heat and people. Lots of wildflowers right now too!