DISTANCE
18.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,661 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
17 days ago

Gorgeous trail with expansive views! This trail was the perfect hike for an active, healthy adult and two athletic dogs. Its our new fave!

Pick up the Black Range Crest Trail #79 at the Emory Pass lookout heading towards Hillsboro Peak (trail begins near the restrooms). This section of the trail winds along the top of the mountain ridge, between large rocky cliffs, and through light forested areas. There are pockets of shade in the forested areas.

Although previous reviews indicate little wildlife, it appears to be returning to the area. I saw numerous birds, deer, and a small blonde, black bear in the forested areas!

The trail is well maintained, but a few areas do require walking through short shrubs. I would recommend hiking this trail with cloud coverage or less intense heat/sunlight. A cloudy, summer evening was the perfect time!