DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

16 days ago

At first glance, I was surprised at the rating (hard). 1800 vertical and a 6.4 mile roundtrip sounded more in the moderate range. But by the time we went down and back up, I was thoroughly challenged. It was gratifying and worth it though.

It was muddy, as I suspect is often the case. I actually wore some old sneakers and tossed them
after the hike! But anyone in average to above fitness can do it. I was glad to have packed an extra (dry!) shirt. Between tropical humidity and moisture drifting in from the ocean in the last mile, I think you should probable come to this trail assuming muddy conditions. And then we had a cloudburst.

In our early 50s and I’m a below knee amputee so it took us about 1:45 down and 2:15 up.