DISTANCE
31.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,990 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

My wife and I hiked this trail in the summer of 2011. It was done in conjunction with The Big Beaver Trail as a modified loop.

This trail is very similar to Big Beaver as far as conditions except for the level it is maintained. We passed a ranger that said she was the first ranger to assess that trail in quite a few years, so maybe they have done some maintenance to it by now. When we hiked it, there were a number of fallen trees (compared to zero on Big Beaver) and small fields of over grown plant life. I normally don't consider over grown plants an issue, until I run into stinging nettle. My wife was fortunate enough to find it several times. I decided to avoid it after my first time.