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Did the entire loop yesterday. Has a great mix of everything, even the burn areas are beautiful. You will also be in the trees, so you get a great eclectic experience. An afternoon summer thunderstorm blew over us. Only got a rained on lightly for an hour before it cleared up and was completely sunny the rest of the afternoon. The elevation gains aren't bad at all, so you are able to move pretty quickly. We got a late start at 2pm on trail, and finished at 8pm on the dot, with sunshine to spare. All-in-all from parking lot to loop completion, we clocked 14 miles. The legs were feeling it in the last 3 miles, but it was definitely worth doing the entire loop. Barely saw anyone...no hikers and only a few bikers...the types of trails I love.

Lots of sun, lots of bikers and tons of bugs. Bikers courteous, bugs were not! Scenery just meh compared to other trails. I hiked in 4.5 miles then turned around, swatting at buzzers all around me the entire time. Little devils were relentless. Weren’t mosquitos. More like bees or horseflies.

My Favorite section by far. Great campsites along the way.. the gem is at about 4 miles in from the trailhead. Streams were low so a bit tough to refill water. Epic views, with a good workout. Only downside was you go by quite a few car camping spots.

SOLO hike with my dog. 12.2 miles, 1900 ft. elevation gain and it was awesome! We hit the trail at 8am and took our time. We were all alone on the mountain. This is a slow and steady hike. Though the elevation gain is 1900 ft. it doesn't feel like it until you make the turn at 8.3 and go up Redskin Creek Trail and even then it was quite gentle. The trail is very well marked; there is no way to get lost! Poles are not necessary if you're a seasoned hiker. This segment is loved by mountain bikers and it's really torn up in places; it's as wide as a boulevard! The intermittent streams were not running. There was one stream at 5.1, the Tramway Creek, which had enough water to use to resupply if needed. There is also a lot of shade on this hike and trees galore! I would definitely hike this segment again but I doubt I'll ever have another totally alone day on this mountain again!

8 months ago

Great trail! Had a 35lb pack and hiked in for a night off-trail. Hiked in on September 30. There were only a handful of hikers and many mountain bikers. All of the bikers were great and courteous. No complaints at all.

Lots of mountain bikes some are rude, no animal life saw only a crow. Nothing has been done to bring back trees since the 1996 fire. Poorly maintained by the state. If want to hike you better go somewhere else.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Nice loop with some fun granite sections.

This stretch is unaffected by the burn and features some truly amazing rock formations. Relatively easy hike, so bring the whole family, or take advantage of Little Scraggy’s cliffside for some scrambling adventures.

What I really like about this stretch is stacked granite rock formations all along the way, both in the distance and immediately alongside the trail. It's very cool to see the variety as you go, and there are plenty of water stops and camping spots all the way through. Mountain biking is allowed here so heads up!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Awesome camping! Hike in and find a nice spot away from rivers and the trail

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