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2 days ago

This trail works you hard on the way up but is nice and cruisey on the way down. You can tie it into other tracks if it's not quite long enough for you.

It took us about an hour and a half taking a different track down.

3 days ago

Great trails for the kids because it's a loop. If you decide to cut the trip short, you can just take any one of the crosscut trails and still not have to backtrack.

My favorite hike in the Valley. We backpacked and camped at the top. I have a photo of the sunset view on my living room wall.

This trail is great for first time hikers. All the traffic on the trail helps to navigate the direction to go.

Always love this hike. Went yesterday though and some of the trails I have taken to the top are landslide victims so definitely stay to the left going up now

Challenging, but worth it!

unbelievable views. somewhat technical. INCREDIBLY EASY to get off trail. I don't think I met one person in the trail that wasn't lost. getting off the trail can be VERY dangerous with steep hills and loose footing. my advise is that if you think you're off the trail... you are! after the first saddle, stay left. that being said, I'm in descent shape and I got it done up and down in 3.5 hrs. with 1 liter of water. that's with getting lost twice and eating lunch at the top. could've used a little more water. but doing it in 3 hrs with 1 liter is certainly doable. I recommend going in the morning. the hike up is entirely shaded then.

Awesome. Heavy traffic but great views . Beautiful foliage. The best yet.

Amazing hike and totally worth the pain to get to the summit. Make sure to bring a minimum of 3 liters plus some as you will sweat a lot; its quite the workout. Also start out as early as possible as its starting to get hot this late in April. Saw people starting up the trail at noon as we were heading out and it was already too hot in my opinion. Stay safe and enjoy the hike!