DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,363 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

rock climbing

forest

views

wildlife

scramble

snow

17 days ago

Hiked it 8/10/18. It was a little smokey from the wildfires so the views from the top weren't that great, but it was still well worth the effort.
The trail has water crossing it in 5 places before you get to the Nelson Ridge trail, so you won't need to pack too much water for the dog if you have one.
Once you get past all the switchbacks the trail is not too steep. For me, the easiest way to the top of Mt. Aix was to follow the trail past it and then follow take the little trail up to the top. It's a lot more gradual and easier to ascend.
For the descent we went straight down the steep face, next to the cable, with lots of loose rock. Be careful if you try this route.
A great workout.