DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3809 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
10 months ago

Absolute best hike I've ever done: equally as challenging as it was beautiful, they were not kidding when they labeled this hard. The terrain is narrow switchback trails mostly covered in loose rock and shale - until you come across a felled tree or snow field you have to traverse. The incline is steep - we had to scramble in a few places which made coming down a little tricky. I would not recommend doing this with children under 10 or anyone with knee or hip injuries. But again - it was breathtaking - views of all of the mountains, waterfalls, river, etc. a majority of the trail is filtered sunlight through pines & aspens.