DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

no dogs

hiking
15 hours ago

Not sure what some reviewers expect out of a hike, because this one has everything: mountain vistas, cascading stream, crystal clear waters, large wildlife (moose, bears, deer), abundant flowers, birds, and a relatively easy trail. I’ve done this hike 7-8 times and it never fails to amaze me. The trail eventually reaches the fork (south fork to Schoolroom Glacier and Hurricane Pass, north fork to Lake Solitude), which makes for a good turnaround spot. I would recommend a short hike up the north fork to see the Cathedral Group (Grand, Teewinot, and Owen) from the north. It’s an amazing view!