DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

2 months ago

Listen to Mark. (see below)

I would give this hike a 4 star for spring/ winter but not for July.

If you must go in the summer time, please do the high peaks early in the AM. We started at the high peaks trail head at 7:30 AM and were at the top by 9:30. It is moderate difficulty but is do able. Old pinnacles trail was less interesting given the lack of lush vegetation and flat trail, but it is good for beginners.

Take plenty of electrolytes and at least 2 liters of water per person and enjoy the journey. It makes for some awesome stories. :)