DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,050 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

off road driving

snow

we camped at Hermit Valley campground, and ran in the trail from that side, "reverse direction." Much tougher that way. The last tough section, just before the water crossing at the meadow, was more annoying than challenging, just a long chunky stretch of rocks big enough to slow you down. We decided to run all the way out and return to camp through Markleeville, and over Ebbet's Pass. The views on the way back were stunning!