DISTANCE
15.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,219 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

10 months ago

We began our hike at the Tubal Cane parking lot and hiked this trail until it met the trail to Mount Townsend. The first 2 miles are pretty exhausting, with the majority of that portion of the trail being a 35-40% grade. But the views from the ridgeline, once the trail levels off, are lovely.

Unfortunately, the clouds began to roll in not longer after the trail leveled off and by the time we got to the summit, they warded off any of the beautiful vistas to which we looked forward.

Maybe next time...