DISTANCE
14.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,235 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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1 month ago

Left at 8:am in June. Recommend starting earlier. Parking great on weekday. First 1.8 mi extremely hard if start counter clockwise. Highly recommend counter clockwise since can’t imagine going down that steep of grade. When going up steep grade pay attention to route since don’t want to get stuck on loose gravel and start sliding. Once you get to top you go all the way down again on Beaudry South Trail. You go all the way up again and that is it for major ascents.

Hiking in summer at least 3 liters of water and a hat- very important. For easy hydration I make hibiscus tea with refreshing mint tea. Very drinkable with a little caffeine, lots of ice to keep colder longer.

Note: I was only female out on this hike. Everyone friendly. Saw no snakes. Did see deer.