DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,696 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
24 days ago

What a great hike for the littles (w/ carriers)! We went with our 4 y.o. and 2. y.o. girls - popped them out at treeline and let them scramble barefoot on the rock slabs to the summit. Definitely a workout for mom and dad to treeline and your mileage may vary based on temperament - one child has been doing this with increasing assuredness since age 2.5, the other needs more encouragement, but they love the party on the top! The key is getting them out of those awful little kid shoes! Barefoot really helps them learn and maintain balance. Close-at-hand supervision recommended, but they are surprisingly instinctual as long as they can feel the ground. Do not recommend climbing at that age below treeline - lots of roots, slippery rocks, etc. but the cone is a blast.