DISTANCE
16.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,106 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

scramble

backpacking
2 months ago

9 long miles uphill from where we parked. Gorgeous views the whole way. Very tough ascent right at the end. Gets pretty cold there at night with a light wind. Some ice on the ground mid summer. Come for the incredible views and few people.

There were three streams for pumping water, so we did not need to pump the lake. Two streams early in the trail, and one close to the base of the lake.

There is one section of the trail that felt a little dicey - quite narrow with a steep dropoff, with some looser soil than I would have preferred.