DISTANCE
15.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,875 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

scramble

off trail

hiking
1 month ago

I have done this hike about 4 times. It is moderate until the climb out of Pear lake, which is off trail. It then becomes quit difficult. It's a scramble and at times you will be using your hands. Finding the correct route up from Pear to the table lands is tricky. Once on top it's moderate again. The scenic overlook on the NW rim is breathtaking and well worth the trip. If you plan to do this in one day, you better be a lot younger and fitter that I. A little land navigation is necessary, but I would classify that as moderate.