DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,993 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

washed out

hiking
25 days ago

Holy moly, this trail is a workout! We hiked to the top, aka when you see the sign for Alpine Trail #7. You can keep going on that trail if you wish, all the way to Jewel Basin. If you want a shorter hike, you can hike to the waterfalls that are approximately 2.2 miles from the trail head. Once you cross the logs, you have to hike up the hill to the left to get all the way to the waterfalls. The top has some of the most amazing views of the valley and of GNP. Bring bear spray for sure and know that this trail is not very populated. Lots of bugs too. Great, challenging hike!