DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,844 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
1 month ago

This trail did not disappoint and is everything previous reviews have mentioned. The first part is lovely with a gradual grade and several small stream crossings. After about 90 minutes into the trail, we reached the beginning of the slide. Some large boulders and ledges at first, which climbed steeper. Some rocks had natural foot and hand holds, other times there was a convenient root or tree. Even though it hadn't rained for two days, there were still areas of wetness that made the climb slick and tricky. We took it slow and really paid attention to our footing and shifting of our weight. The word 'unrelenting' comes to mind! In total, the slide part took us about an hour and 3/4 to scale. Then it's just 10 more minutes to the summit. There's a nice lookout just before the intersection with the Osseo trail. The views at the top were spectacular and give a great perspective of some of the slide activity. What a great sense of accomplishment and reward from completing this trail. We then proceeded to Mt. Liberty and descended by the Liberty Springs Trail