DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,559 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

I took my 10 y/o son up the Liberty trail to the summit to celebrate my 35th birthday yesterday (mid July). I could not have asked for a better "proud dad" moment than to share this experience with him.

The hike was moderate and grew in difficulty as you make the ascent, but upon reaching the Jim Liberty Cabin, it seemed to energize the both of us with boyish delight as the summit was now within reach.

From this point, the climb is at it's most daunting with only raw rock face to traverse; the monotonous trail left below you. However, the excitement will surely overcome you and the view upon reaching the top is exhilarating!