DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

historic site

hiking
25 days ago

This review is on the trail done counter-clockwise. Beautiful scenery and small books perfect for a break or lunch (as we did). There were only small spots where the trail was muddy to the point of moving a few feet to the side of the marked trail. The highest point (where the climb to Bear Peak starts) has one of the best views. Then the best view upward is where you are halfway down Mesa and you finish the small switchbacks. Stop and look back. Beware it is extremely popular. We went on Easter Sunday mid morning and the parking lot was jam packed. We had about 10 runners and about 40-50 dogs...you do the math. Enjoy the views and the comradely.