DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,783 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

lake

views

rocky

no shade

historic site

no dogs

25 days ago

I’m usually an avid hiker (admittedly out of shape but still run 3 mi a week or so and have backpacked 120 mi trips before) and this was like walking a 45 degree incline on the beach for 6 mi and 4000 ft. My legs cramped up so bad halfway we had to stop and walk down the road where no one would stop to offer help including the park rangers despite having to lay out and stretch on the pavement in front of them.