DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

snow

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

I saw this on AllTrails some time ago, and decided to check it out the next time I passed by. The gate from the main road is still locked, but there is ample parking at the gate. The snow is mostly melted. There are restrooms at the trailhead. There is a monument to Captain Mulan, who engineered a wagon road through this pass in the 1800s. The trail is graveled most of the way. It passes through wooded area. There are a few snow melt streams running through the area. There aren't any fantastic views along the trail, but the surrounding area is lovely.

There is a picnic table at the trailhead, right next to a little stream. It looks like a fine place to have a secluded lunch. This would be a great trail for somebody driving through the area, who needed to take a walk before hitting the highway again.