DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,302 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing trail! We have not crossed paths with anybody the whole way even though the park was packed for the Thanksgiving weekend. But since it is a loop an the only available parking was above the trail end, we did it in reverse- instead of starting at the Canyon Overlook we have started at the creek and finished at the Overlook. The stretch between the Saddle and the Overlook is a hill with a soft, smooth rock at a very steep angle. Maybe going up that hill would be ok, but going down was simply unnecessarily dangerous ( any slip and fall can result in serious injury or even death) - I would not recommend doing this trail backwards to anyone.