Best place to go hiking in this area.

hiking
5 days ago

This is a great hike. My boyfriend and I just moved to the area so it provided a great way to get to know the area a little more. I haven't hiked in a very long time so I found this to be a little challenging on the inclines - had to stop for a breather a few times! But the views are well worth it, as well as the triumphant feeling of completing a great hike!

Good hiking about 9 miles and the views you get are worth every mile of it

great summits only detractor is the flies in the back half

Great trail - beautiful views! Hiked with my brother and my 9 year old son and we all loved it. Will definitely be doing this one again.

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail, specially if you're in the area camping. Not incredibly difficult, but I wouldn't bring first timers. One and only view is usually always crowded, but an awesome spot to have lunch.

hiking
15 days ago

Tackled this one today. First hike in a little bit. This one got the muscles moving, though. Made the counter clockwise loop from the parking lot to the rocks. Absolutely beautiful up there and I was lucky enough to have it all to myself for twenty minutes or so. After that, I headed over for a nice break on the nice green grass of the observatory in some shade. Too bad it wasn't open. I would like to see that. The road down from the observatory is steep. I'd actually argue that it's more difficult going down the road than up to the rocks. Your muscles just feel engaged the entire time. Still, fun hike.