DISTANCE
14.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,460 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

snow

hiking
1 month ago

The first portion of the trail is a access road, so not very scenic, but once you hit the Clear Lake/Kelly Lake junction it is very stunning. The trail does not get too difficult until the last few miles so you can cruise the first portion pretty fast. The wildflowers and the mountains are really beautiful. *WARNING* they do run cattle through this area so don’t be surprised if you run into a cattle drive in progress. We ran into several groups of cows (including an active drive) on the access road so it did slow us down quite a bit. They easily move out of the way, just slow going as to not spook them. This trail is also heavily used by equestrian groups (as it is near the equestrian camp) so be prepared for groups on horseback. Over all a great trail.