Summerville Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Summerville Trail is a 21.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Almont, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
21.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6371 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Almont: Travel ten miles northeast on Taylor River Road to the Summerville Trailhead.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Hiked it June 20th. Trail was lost at the tree line in snow. Turned back to an Aspen grove that was flat and had a fire pit ready to go with a good source of water. Wish the trail was marked better, but is was peaceful and no one in site. Took 6 hours to hike in but 2 hours to hike out. Down hill is easier on the old guys.

5 months ago

Very pleasant trail that runs along a creek through the forest. Requires a few mild stream crossings. Going the second week of May was a bit early, as snow still blocked the trail after the second mile.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

camping
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Little used Fossil Ridge Wilderness is a gem. Summerville Trail provides access to a large overnight backpacking loop. Combined with significant bushwhacking, an epic hike. While Summerville Trail is not too difficult to hike, the entire loop requires some toughness.

Camped near the Crystal and Henry Lakes. Holiday weekend but we saw only a few people in the distance until we got closer to the TH - very typical.

Beautiful views once above treeline. No photos taken on this trip.

Ed