DISTANCE
19.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful views at the top of Overlook and Indian Head with a pretty forest trail in between. We did this as an overnight, a little over ten miles the first day and almost the same the second. We did the fire tower and the trek down to Echo Lake and our mileage came in at 20.0. The majority of the trail is moderate, although there are some parts going up and down Indian Head that required a fair amount of scrabbling and more difficult climbing. We did the loop around Indian Head clockwise and would recommend going that direction. We were out the last weekend in April and there was still quite a bit of ice on Indian Head starting at about 3300' and we were regretting not bringing our spikes. A lot of the trail runs up stream beds and there are only a few places with diversion channels, so be prepared for a wet hike in the spring!