DISTANCE
16.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,117 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

hiking
Sunday, April 12, 2015

This hike was difficult and slow due to the elevation gain on the trail. Hiking the road prior to getting to the beginning of the trail is tedious (mainly up hill going in, but downhill on the return). Once on the trail, the scenery is interesting, and after getting to the summit the views of the wilderness are amazing. The trail was often difficult to follow, and we never made it to Bull Spring due to running out of time and water.
We took 5 liters of water, which was just enough for the distance we travelled. Not much shade, and came across rattlesnakes and Bee Hives on the trail.
The wildflowers were amazing throughout the trail.
This trail is very isolated and you are unlikely to see anyone else. In addition to your map, a GPS is recommended.