DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,468 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

2 months ago

Great hike! The middle third of this hike is really easy meadow walking which allows your legs time to recharge while you enjoy the basin views. The last 1/2 mile or so is all ridge line with a moderate amount of exposure and scrambling in some parts, which is really fun! Seemingly not as popular as Belford/oxford, so I had the summit to myself for a while on a Tuesday morning. Fair amount of dispersed camping possibilities in the area- plenty on the road to the trailhead, and some in the basin/gulch area near the stream!