DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,771 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

11 days ago

Beautiful the entire way. So many connecting trails. The only thing is we didn’t know you had to have a reservation to even start the hike because the road to get to the trailhead is inaccessible and gated. So unless you have a bus reservation through the parks or the lodge, enjoy the extra 13 miles (22 km) that the road adds. Luckily the NFS road wasn’t busy and was simply beautiful. Bring bug spray!