DISTANCE
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,312 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

I did the walking version of this trail, where the word trail is really road. The roads were closed so start point was Red Rock Ranger station also closed. The total mileage is 16.4 round trip. It is located about 15-20 miles away from Kennedy Meadows. One will need at a min in early spring 3 liters of water.

For a trekker like me the elevation gains are gradual and easy the road walking is a bummer. The original pictures posted are not representative of the path the pictures I posted are. The route leads to a primitive campground.

After further review the stated route needs to be expanded about another 1/2 mile to get to Smith Meadow. On foot at the end point the meadow is not visible.

In route there are several meadows and flowing springs this is why I rated at three stars.