DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1299 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
11 days ago

There was lots of traffic when I went hiking with friends, making the trail take a bit longer than usual. There were multiple summits along the way with a progressive panoramic view which was fun. The first 4 km (approx) was very easy. Signage was great and the trail was quite clear, even in the more rocky areas. On our way back, we took a 0.8 km detour to the lake which was quite stunning!
Unfortunately we could not complete the full trail as many routes were closed half way. The entrance listed all routes being open so many people on the track were quite confused why we had to turn around at a certain point, it was quite disappointing. There was no reason provided (perfect weather so not sure what it could've been).
I was surprised that there was a $7 entrance fee (per adult) as I did not come across this cost online, and I feel like a parking fee would've been fair instead.
Overall I would list this hike as 'easy' instead of 'moderate'. Barely any elevation, straight and clear trails.