hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Pretty difficult but worth it. Climbing the rocks at the end is always fun. Great view!

An amazing hike. The only reason I knocked a star off is because of the amount of traffic this trail holds. The amount of people can be a distraction. Beautiful scenery makes it worth a hike, though.

hiking
4 days ago

Fantastic workout!

hiking
5 days ago

Tough trail with some steep climbs, but the view was well worth it! Bring food and water with you!!!! You will need it. Amazing hike.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

The hike is definitely a bit challenging but an awesome workout when it comes to the elevation gain in the 3-4 miles it takes to get to the top. The first time I went was in August and the views were absolutely breathtaking. About a 280 degree view. I went again 2 weeks ago and there was heavy cloud cover despite the clear skies when we started and mild-heavy rain for 1/2 the time. Best part is the squirrels, chipmunks, and birds that literally eat right out of your hand at the top and keep coming back for more!

Huge sense of accomplishment.

hiking
12 days ago

Great day hike all you need is water and shoes

hiking
12 days ago

Very long and arduous hike, relentlessly uphill, only to achieve limited views due to clouds. Even if no clouds there are really just two places for views, both near the end. I heard others on the trail also saying they only wanted it to end. The vast majority of hikers were stepping very slowly in exhaustion in the final two miles uphill, and resting repeatedly on the way down...very hard on the knees, make sure you bring good footwear and hiking poles to soften the downward impact for four miles!

The only thing interesting was that the trail started with some limited rain forest (in early June when it was still raining), then changed to phalanxes of very tall, even Douglas fir (the predominant forest for 90 percent of the trail), and ended with rock scramble (overrun with bold chipmunks and birds who were clearly used to picking food from hikers resting at the false summit).

Btw arrive early to get parking. I was there before 8 am on an overcast June Saturday and the lot was already three quarters full. Make sure you bring a Discovery Pass to be allowed to park.