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Would you recommend this trail at the end of November?

It's an amazing trail with a lot of wild flowers. The views are just breathtaking! But you should be in a good physical shape in order to complete this trail. It's steep, and it's approximately 12 miles.

This trail was perfect! With enough intensity to really feel like hiking and getting some exercise!! Towards the top we got to walk through snow! The incline was just hard enough and the views were great!!

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Found this hike only because it is directly across from the Hot Springs, there is a sign. I uploaded the picture so whomever would have reference for the trailhead. From the trail tracks it looks as though it may be used more so for bikes and/or motorized bikes but also had some footsteps sprinkled about. It really is lightly trafficked or else people are trying to keep this one a secret as it is very beautiful at the top. As far as difficulty, I used the Jar Trail for reference since it is also rated as 'Hard' the jar trail is hard in the sense that it's a bit dangerous coming back down IMO. It is very steep. This hike really wasn't all that tough for a very athletic person. I would not recommend for someone who does not hike regularly. It is almost all up hill. I repeat, it is almost ALL uphill. For the out of shape person you will be taking breaks frequently. It flattens out about a mile and half/two miles up, then continues on to go uphill to the peak. Unless you're in it for the exercise, it is only noteworthy for a Sunset or Sunrise. Or you otherwise just enjoy nature and being outdoors, then it is lovely as well. I can't imagine how beautiful it would be during the Spring.