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5 hours ago

If your wanting a hike that isn't to long but gives you your bang for your buck this trail! Its so beautiful and will get your heart pumping .. There is meadow at the top with a stream you also get such great views from different spots on the trail .

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20 days ago

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25 days ago

Nice and quiet ..

30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pleasantly surprised by this trail.
While looking at previous tracks for this hike I noticed the original track crosses the road and heads toward the children's forest, so I decided that would be my route today. Nice gradual gain up to the road near the children's forest, after reaching the road I headed left and took the first dirt road on the right that led up through the ski resort. On the far south side of the resort there is a faint trail that leads off to the right toward Keller peak this trail is in poor condition and is overgrown with brush but passable. Just before reaching the road again the trail drops steeply down a sandy dry stream. From there you have to walk the road for a little over 1/2 mile to reach the summit with the fire lookout and radio tower building. Although all of the equipment up there detracts from the wilderness feel the views are quite impressive in all directions. If there were a dedicated trail to the summit bypassing the need to walk the road I would give this trail 5 stars. On the way up I marked a waypoint along the trail at the area that would be the best to do a cross country to and from the road just below the summit and hiked that way on my return. I did have to do a little bushwacking but it was fairly easy and cut about 3/4 mile off the road walk, however I would not recommend this to anyone not well schooled in cross country hiking and good knowledge on how to read a topographic map. All in all this is a nice trail to hike in this area even if you just go to the road and back.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike to bring your dog on, the trail is relatively open and not to rocky. It pretty much has it all, valleys, great open views, rock faces, creeks, and shady spots along the way. When we went on 5/01/17 it was in the upper 70’s and I consumed 3 liters of water up and back while my dog 65lbs consumed 1.5 liters. At that time there was enough water in the creeks to do the hike (make sure to bring your filter) if you didn’t want to pack your water. On the way back down approximately one kilometer from the trail head we were fortunate enough to have a rare encounter with a juvenile black bear running up the trail then after seeing us took off down a valley and up a hill, pretty cool way to finish the hike.

I grew up in these mountains but the views never get old. Moderate trail we may try bringing the dogs next time.

hiking
3 months ago

wouldn't really recommend it right now. about half way through the trail the snow gets to be to much unless you have snow shoes or mico spikes.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is completely overgrown and can't be hiked. I agree with the other reviewer who said it shouldn't be listed. There is no safe place to park and the trail trace that exists has trash all around. Don't go.

This isn't a hike. Shouldn't even be on All Trails. Has a path for maybe 500 ft. But impossible to go any further.

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