DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,493 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
21 days ago

We did this as a day hike up to the Fourth of July pass campground and back. It's a steady and steep switchback climb once you separate from the Panther Creek trailhead. I would not recommend the trip as we did it. The views from the campground were not what we were expecting for the work we put in - beautiful, but mostly obscured by trees. I'd imagine if one was backpacking or doing the entire pass crossing all in one go, the views would be better.