DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,142 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

My wife, 9yo son and 6yo daughter climbed to the 2.5mi high point (about 11,400ft) on the trail, which affords views in three directions. Some complaining from my daughter on the initial steep section and I cop to giving her a few shoulder rides, but all in all a good family hike. By late-August wild flowers are well past the peak. We spotted a pika carrying brush, two red-tailed hawks, and a mule deer with small velvety antlers. Damming the stream was a good diversion. My daughter concludes, “it was fun.” Success!