DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2870 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

off road driving

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

1 day ago

Started at the beginning of Nellie Creek road which made for a 16ish mile roundtrip. Being as I got an early start (5:30am), the road hike wasn’t all that bad. If one was to start later though I could see where the extra 8 miles would be a slog. As others have said the actual trail is beautiful and there are lots of wildflowers this time of year. The last 1000 feet are tough as the switchbacks and the short scramble is rather steep. There isn’t much exposure though unless you really want it. Took about 6 1/2 hours to complete with some running mixed in on the downhills.