DISTANCE
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,637 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

Incredible views and well-marked trail. The first and last couple of miles by the lake were pleasant as well. I'd recommend starting as early as possible to beat the rush because the trails get crowded near midday because it seemed more like a freeway than a wilderness hiking trail in the early afternoon (and this wasn't on a weekend). Also, the only think that classifies this hike as "hard" might be the distance as it is technically not difficult to complete, at least now that the snowpack has dwindled from June levels.