DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

no shade

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. We started at 7am and it got really hot. I bet March or April would be a better time to do this hike. Once we reached Whitewater River, we took our shoes off and cooled our feet down. The Ranger Station does not open until 8am, so you can not park in the parking lot by the Ranger's station. We were told by the ranger during fire season which might start next week, you are not allowed to park outside the gate on the shoulder. But since we hiked on 5/6/18, we were allowed to park on the shoulder. We are section hiking the PCT, so when we ended this hike, we applied for a permit. They will keep the permit on file, so when we hike our next section, we just have to call the Ranger Station and they will give us the combination to the gate so that we may again start our hike before they open.