backpacking
1 day ago

HARD! But awesome. I accidentally went the wrong way because the trail is not labeled on signs. I started at Willowbrook Trailhead, then took the gorge/cantina trail west rather than the ditch trail which takes you Northwest and along the route to willow creek trail. Although I added miles to my hike, it was significantly more beautiful than the ditch/willow creek way. I recommend that route if you are backpacking and can do the mileage, it's worth it. There is also about a two hour uphill section that is brutal, so pace yourself and rest if needed. The last mile or two was insanely beautiful.

hiking
2 days ago

It's a hard hike but the views at the top are so worth it! There's a lot of steep uphill hiking and it's a little difficult to keep your balance coming down too - but it's definitely doable if you take breaks.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

More easy than moderate but a great trail for an intro to elevation!

Certainly steeper than I expected, even though every review said the same. The steady up was challenging but short-lived in comparison to the Victoria and Peak 1 summits above. Well-deserved panoramic views at the top!

Beautifully scenic and super fun! Mellow elevation gains and long distance made this a pretty manageable but challenging day trip. Started at 9am, made it as far as Upper Willow Lake for a 20 minute rest, and returned to the trailhead at 4:30pm. The sights were worth every minute!

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

This is a steep trail but worth the view at the top!

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago