DISTANCE
16.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

historic site

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this at the end of May in 2017. Great hike, but I would recommend waiting until mid summer as snow dominates and covers parts of this trail in higher elevations. If it weren't for tracks already in snow on parts of the trail, we would have been lost. Snow in late May was still 6'+ in certain sections. Lots of stream and meadow crossings due to melting snow. Bring a pair of sandals to switch into in order to keep your boots dry. We did this trail in two nights and three days. If I were to do it again, I would definitely add another night and enjoy the scenery more.