DISTANCE
13.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

bugs

over grown

rocky

washed out

no dogs

hiking
10 days ago

This is a no joke trail.
If you plan to go back and forth, be ready to spend 5-6 hours of intensive trailing up and down, sometimes literally claiming. This trail is not labelled Hard because it is long, but because it will exhaust you.
Bring a lot of water and electrolytes.
As a less difficult alternative (about 4 hours) you can take West fork North to Coffman and back to Trade Post via Alexander trail.