DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,913 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

Scott’s review was very useful as it allowed us to prepare ourselves for the height (I have a profound respect for heights, not fear, respect!)

We only hiked to the first lake, taking the watchtower route. We were fine until we hit the cliffs... (everyone else was fine there too, I was the one who clung to the walls and was focused on making it through.). The tough part is about 400m long with some seriously scary spots..

The way back was through the hump route.

Our children joined 20, 16 and 13. Trail was beautiful and demanding. We swam at the lake then hiked down.
Recommended for sure.