Excellent hike, great for those who are getting back into hiking. Easy, clear trail great for kids and dogs.

hiking
19 days ago

Party of 7 with three dogs hiked it July 30th. Hot day in the sun but most of the trail is shaded so the temps were great. Three or four great view points on trail, views of Garnet Mine and Gore Mountain and as you reach the final false summit and the actual top, great broad views of North Creek, the little valley it sits in and the ponds just north of town. Its an easy hike, even if you pack in some lunch supplies and drinks. Only gets steep just before the summit. Not a lot of shaded areas near the top, and there are some steep dangerous drop offs. Look at the map, good portion of the right hand side of the trail (during ascent) is pretty much sheer drop. But that's what gives the great broad views as well. Our party (12-50 yrs old) was up and back in less than 3 hours and we had lunch at the top. Trail head is easy to find and parking is ample. Its a busy trail, there will be other people Fri-Sun and almost everybody had a dog or 2 with them.

Wow such spectacular views! Multiple 'false' peaks totally worth the hike to the top. It was definitely harder than expected

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked this as a sunrise hike and it paid off with excellent views. The trail wasn't steep and very easy going. I had the whole summit to myself. I will definitely do this hike again.

Easy to find. Beautiful trail with many scenic views along the way, would've stayed longer at the summit had it been less buggy (luckily the breeze kept the bugs at bay until that point). Took about 3 hours and that was with stopping to take photos along the way. Best views for an easier hike I've ever experienced!

Snowshoed here through 1-2ft yesterday. It was my first legit snowshoe hike of the winter and I may be a little out of shape. Took me about 3.5 hrs with stopping for lunch. Great views, trail was very well marked. If you're into beer stop by Paradox Brewing after, it's about 20 minutes away.

hiking
10 months ago

great hike! perfect view :) definitely doable for less experienced hikers. I wore my running shoes and I was okay. the trail is gradual, a nice mix of up and down, not a lot of drastic spikes up in elevation. the last mile is a steeper hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice views!

hiking
10 months ago

Loved this trail, nice gradual incline and nice views from several vistas, including the peak. Never crowded either.

hiking
11 months ago