DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,158 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

28 days ago

as others have said, it's a leg workout for sure ! however the trail is mostly smooth sand/soil and easy on the feet. the views are spectacular and the feeling serene. I went on a Sunday and saw maybe a dozen courteous mountain bikers and 3 other hikers. trail head parking lot is small so I parked about 3/4 mile down the road at the beach area. also -the last little section of the "loop" after you go around the lake is a bit vague on this map (the red line) they have it paralleling the blue dotted bike trail. I just ended up walking the bike trail because it's easier to find.