DISTANCE
15.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3802 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

Came to this trail after limited parking at Cow’s Creek had us scrambling for a backup plan. Decided to hike west vs north toward Gem Lake based on suggestions from VERY helpful Rangers on site. Parking is limited but you can park along the road and hike in to trailhead. Nice workout; hiked in about 3 miles and watched several climbers’ ascents on open rock faces along the trail (some closed til end of July due to raptor nesting!). Great birdlife, phenomenal views and minimal traffic.