DISTANCE
26.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 days ago

Good trail, make sure to take plenty of water. There’s a long stretch, about 4 miles or so along the north side without any shade so plan to get as much done in the morning as possible and take a siesta. Don’t wait too long, though, because the trails near the dam are difficult to navigate in the dark when your phone dies because you left it sitting in the sun (oops). Signage is also off from my gps in varied amounts. I think only one mile marker was accurate. All in all a good challenging hike, beautiful views and varied terrain!