DISTANCE
28.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,952 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

hiking
5 months ago

I did a little more than this, reaching precipice lake and the pass after. As of late May, it was still fully covered with snow to go this far, but no snow if you only reach Hamilton lake.
Also, I did this back and forth in a day hike, about 36 miles. Very doable since up to Hamilton lake (and even later - up to where there was snow) the trail is extremely well marked and easy to follow, you can do 3 miles/hour easily