DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,021 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

hiking
27 days ago

A nice hike with fantastic views for the last mile and a quarter. The rest of the trail is in the woods with very little scenery. The trail is also overgrown so morning hikes will be soggy from the waist down. Once you clear the trees and get to the steeper section near the top the trail is worth the effort. The trail is rated "hard" and I agree. I did the 12 miles round trip (from parking lot at Bowman) in 4.5 hours which was pushing it hard. If you take your time it wouldn't be as tough.