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Great hike, keep going all the way to the river it's a beautiful little spot. The whole hike took about 2 hrs travel time

Great workout hike for moderate hikers through an eerie desolate landscape. Trail can be a little difficult to follow at times but if you slow down and look for footprints you can pick it up again. The trailhead is right next to a firing range so the first mile can be a little noisy.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Fun little trail. Great view. Bit of a workout and some easy fun

You can hike this in a day, but I don't think it would be enjoyable. You'd have to rush through it. Instead, we did it in two days. On day 1, we hiked to High Creek Campground, which is a little less than 6 miles in with 3,200 elevation gain. It's a great place to stay, but the wind was intense. Our tents were blowing the whole night. The creek was flowing strong there so we only had to bring 2 liters to that point. The next day, we got up early and hit the summit. It was very foggy for the last 2 miles, so we couldn't see any views from the summit. Still, the way up and down has incredible views, so it was worth it.

This trail is great and everything a "moderate" trail should be. Beautiful views, perfectly strenuous to get the blood flowing but nothing extreme. Great single track is fun to trek down. HOWEVER, the GNATS are INSANE!
They were so bad that we cut the hike short just 2 miles in before we just has to turn back. I'm not even sure repellent would have helped, though definitely bring some and apply liberally if you go. The moral of the story here, although the trail is terrific, is to wait until the fall or spring when (presumably) the gnats arent around.

If you're looking for a good workout then do this trail; it's not the most beautiful trail in September, but has potential. I'm sure in the spring when in it's covered in flowers or at the start of winter with a little bit of snow on the ground would make this a more visually appealing hike. Lots of ups and downs making it a good, but not too strenuous of a hike - once we reached the base of the pinnacles we had to turn back because we didn't feel comfortable climbing and the trail disappeared - from the previous months rains or from the fire that seemed to have rolled through there not that long ago. As a pretty avid hiker... I would rate this as moderate

Great trail! The first mile is the most incline-heavy but is definitely manageable. The views are amazing and worth the hike.

Camped on the summit on the night of 9/8/17. Got the whole summit to myself. Had torrential downpour and howling winds the entire length of the night. Was pretty awesome. Started at 0945, got to the summit at about 1530. Left summit at 0730, got to the trailhead at 1130. High Creek is flowing, I carried all of my water, so I didn't need any, but if you do, there should be plenty.

Beautiful views and only lightly trafficked. You'll need a parking pass to park at the trailhead or you can park on one of the near by city streets for free.