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Distance: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 5,347 feet Route Type: Loop

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3 months ago

I would give this trail five stars if it wasn't for the first four miles of the hike being on a road. Once you hit mile five, however, the terrain rises dramatically. I was debating my trekking poles, and I'm glad I left them at home. Lots of scrambling and several places where you look at the trail and scratch your head about how you're going to get up or down. On a wet day, this would be a bit dangerous because there's a lot of rock face that you walk/climb on. I finished in about nine hours. Total distance from the parking lot is closer to 17.5.