DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

hot springs

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
11 months ago

The road to the trailhead was closed when we went two weeks ago. Expect to add at least a mile or two to the total distance depending on where you park if it's still closed.
The hike itself was great. Great natural scenery along the rim for the first couple miles and neat little thermal steam vents, geysers and stuff as you get closer to the bottom. Also beware of biting flies in the grassier portions at the bottom, but they're not too bad closer to the river. Challening hike coming back up for sure, but very rewarding.