DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
28 days ago

Went here instead of a trailhead at Brainard Lake due to the traffic and line to get into the rev area parking lot. We ended up doing the 12 mi round trip from this trailhead to the lake. Lightly trafficked. Good trail markings. Dense forest. It got a little dicey when a bad storm hit us... lightning and hail in the forest is pretty intense, especially with a dogger. We ran into a couple of mountain bikers who had varying degrees of courtesy. If you’re avoiding MTB’ers, this trail may not be for you.