DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,926 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Wonderful alternative route to Observation Point, but a couple of points that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere! 1) The sign at the trailhead says it is 3.3 miles (6.6 RT)...my Fitbit and phone clocked it at 9.5 miles round trip. Much longer than posted! 2) BRING BUG SPRAY. Swarms of flies literally everywhere and they will follow you down the length of the trail - it would have been much more pleasant without them and 3) The first mile or so on the return trip is entirely uphill - not too difficult but something I wasn't expecting.