DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

We walked up an advanced but doable unmarked trail directly to the right of the waterfall. Then we cut across and rejoined the trail up to the Sunfish Pond, which is actually a beautiful lake with natural high acidity and no swimming allowed. Some people were swimming anyway. On the way down we decided to use the switchback trail on the other side to return to the parking lot. The highlights were a green temperate rainforest filled with ferns, a gorgeous mountain-top lake, and an active waterfall.