DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,648 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

1 month ago

First part of Gale River Trail is easy. Gets steeper and steeper— with the last mile a tough, rocky climb. Then .6 not quite so steep climb to Gale Head Hut and 0.8 very steep rocky climb to South Twin. That 0.8 miles took us an hour on a hot day with packs. Not easy! Beautiful 360 view from South Twin. I recommend staying at the hut. Up and back in a day would be tough.