DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,146 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

1 month ago

had some issues hiking the full JW trail. first the trailhead by the lodge was closed but there was no notice on the website or anywhere else. just a sign at the entrance. i checked a different trailhead and it was open but there should be notice if a trail or part is closed before you get there.

second. spiders everywhere. the whole trail had webs strewn across the trail. i had to get a stick and waive it in front of me the whole hike so i wouldn't walk into a web and pick up a nasty companion.

third. big tree blocking a narrow and steep section. was nearly impassable. had to take off my pack and slide under it.

i still give 3 stars for potential. would be a great hike with a little trail TLC.