DISTANCE
13.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,388 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

The return trip is a doozy with much of the elevation gain in that portion. (Especially in the switchbacks coming up from the campground.) But the views are outstanding and you get to see several different natural habitats of rocky cliffs up high, highland grasses and fields, wooded hillsides, geothermal springs, and low lying marshes in the valley.