DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,017 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

hiking
2 days ago

This is a 4wd road that climbs from Henderson Mine to Jones Pass. So that makes it a great beginner hike. No challenges for route finding or footing or terrain. Vehicle traffic is light enough to be a non-issue. And dogs can be off-leash, which was a nice change.

About half of the ascent is above tree line, so you do need to be equipped with appropriate clothes at ANY time of year.

Fantastic views and doable by anyone with enough baseline fitness to walk a steady uphill for 3.5 miles. I’m a fan; I’ll be back.