DISTANCE
13.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,578 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

snow

hiking
Monday, June 08, 2015

The 7 mile dirt road to the trail head is rough, but I did it in my subaru WRX. Takes patience and I hit a couple rocks but didn't damage my car. I would say if you have a longer sedan this is a huge no go, you'll get caught on large humps. If you have a shorter 2wd car that has OK clearance it's doable, but you will hit one or two rocks.

That 7 miles took me 45 minutes each way. Will probably take a truck 25 min.

My GPS said 10.12 miles one way to the top from the trail head. We were on the trail for 10 hours including stops. It was a long day but a beautiful trail. Elevation gain is relatively gradual, I never felt like I was climbing stairs.

Small creeks at the bottom, but I don't think any of the halfway water points had water. We brought 4 liters each and had water to spare.

The trail was really well marked. Never got lost or thought we were lost.