DISTANCE
13.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,339 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

horseback riding

beach

forest

lake

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
4 days ago

this was my first overnight hike ive taken, and while it is amazing it was a lot more difficult than I was expecting. it seemed like it was entirely up hill to echo lake and the last mile or so was the hardest, with about 1000 feet of elevation gain. I would highly recommend this hike just be prepared. coming from Austin tx I'm not used to this at all so I'm sure thats why it was difficult for me but with that said it was totally worth it! there is still a lot of fire damage at and leading up to the lake, which made it hard to fish and also it seemed like most of the decent sized fish were in the middle. I was able to catch 4 trout but they were pretty small.