DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,772 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

backpacking
2 months ago

My friends and I just did a 4 day backpacking trip, June 6th through the 9th. I absolutely loved this trail, being a Texan who has never hiked in any elevation or on trails with any substantial elevation gain this was a difficult trail for us. We averaged four miles a day but didn’t push ourselves too hard. First night was an pine ridge, we then hiked to finch lake where we stayed for two nights and day hiked to pear lake on the third day. The prepared camp sites at both pine ridge and finch lake were nice and clean. Pear lake was gorgeous, a lot more snow than I was expecting. It’s very well marked as well. I would definitely hike this trail again. It’s a great beginner multi day backpacking trail.