DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,660 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

water. water. water. I started this hike solo on May 27th at 9:30am aiming for a day trek. The heat wave set the temperature to around 115 deg. I ran out of water around mile 9 and had to resort to survival techniques (drinking piss and cactus juice. Waited till midnight breeze to kick in to contiinue hiking. came back to the trailhead around 4:30am.I do not recommend this trail for a solo during summer time. Winter is the best time for this trail. The views you get along the way are spectacular!