DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

muddy

rocky

snow

1 month ago

This hike feels long. It is steep but consistent and the last part from the cairn to the top of Esther is very very muddy when wet. Also, The summit view is....well there is no summit view. Just a plate to mark Miss Esther's ascent. We ended up eating lunch there but it's very small, surrounded by trees and near the plate is a tiny path that people use as bathrooms. Not so nice.... That being said the trail is pretty. lots of flowers and butterflies. we did it in 6hrs with two dogs and two kids age 6 and 9.