DISTANCE
13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2595 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

Hard to find the trailhead, but worth it when you do. Park at the final parking area before the road turns into a ranch private road. Then when you see the fire ring, turn left and walk through the grass until you see a small trailhead. It is near the Rifle Water sign. You’ll cross a covered log over the creek and the trail is easy from there. One of my favorite hikes. It has great variation, isn’t too challenging, and it has AMAZING views. In the summer, the wildflowers are amazing. You feel like you’re on top of the world.