Great trail. It's well marked and easy to follow. i hiked it today (3/23/17) and almost made it to the top but snow made the trail disappear. It's a great workout with great views. I will go back. A "Wilderness Permit" is required between Memorial Dan and October 31 (I think).
I snowshoed this last winter. It was so fun! I'll admit, the only way I was able to get up there was by following someone else's tracks. Otherwise, I would've been at a loss. I suggest knowing exactly where you're going because the snow covers everything resembling a trail the further up you get. Some very impressive views all the way up. I didn't quite make it to Dome Rock tho. I was running out of light so I stopped at the outcropping you pass once you reach about 4000 ft. Can't wait to do it again!
Have gone 3 times so far. First time last late January but due to deep snow could only make it to the large rock lookout near the top. Second time in late April and made it to the very top where the trail ends. Attempted it yesterday on Christmas and could only make it just shy of the large rock lookout due to trail just disappears. Great challenging hike with lots of areas to take some photos.
Theresa C. on Henline Mountain Trail
Great hike, can't wait to do it again.
Hiked this yesterday with the family. It was a good hike. We got to the lookout and it had great views. Me and my oldest son went on to hike to the actual summit. I'm glad we did that so I wouldn't have to wonder about the view at the summit. Basically, there is no view at the summit. A partial view from one side, but covered with trees. I recorded my entire track. The trail to the summit is in good shape. Very steep in sections, but manageable. I don't think I would hike this again, but for one time it was great.
This is the best hike I've gone on to date. If you dare to go all the way to the summit, it makes the two vertical miles worth it. It's insanely difficult but extremely rewarding at the end of the day. The hike may have been easier if I would have gone in the summer because of snow and more dangerous conditions. But nonetheless it was a great hike and I would definitely do again.