DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
12 days ago

Trail starts out as easy to moderate till the steep grade around the 3.25 mile mark. Once the overnight shelter has been reached the trail widens to almost a Jeep style trail and would be rated as easy. The are a few blow downs along the way with easy traverse around. Would recommend using trekking poles to attack the multiple spider webs along the way. Ninja skills are a must. Lol. The trail has some nice views of the river early on with a few water sources down in the lower levels, there can be some slight muddy crossings depending on the previous rainfall over the last few days. The park keeps the gate closed and locked after dark and usually open before 8:00 ish in the am. This will prevent you from reaching the parking lot at the trailhead so plan accordingly. I plan on hiking again in the future to try out the more lengthy trail options the park provides. This particular trail head overs a 3,5,10 and 20 mile loop option with a variable amount depending on how you route your trip. Two overnight shelters are available to reserve both at different locations on the 5 mile and 20 mile loop option. Staff at the park are super nice and helpful. Makes a great place to log some miles