DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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hiking
3 months ago

This is a very tough hike. You start up very high at Bear Pen Gap just below Craggy Gardens. You park in the parking lot and the trailhead starts on the right pass the bathrooms up near the picnic area. You will have major climbs, rock ground, and some nice views! The terrain is almost always rocky and rooty. There are a few sections of smooth, grassy trail but they don't last long. This trail is a workout and very strenous!