DISTANCE
17.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,677 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

In my opinion this trail should be rated more of a hard trail due to its length and elevation gain. Overall great views all around from forest, to granite clearings, to an amazing view of the valley. Be wary though that after crossing cascade creek there is no water until shorty before getting to El Cap.