Dyer

25 reviews

Boundary Peak via Queen Canyon Trail
Road Conditions: First couple miles are easy, slightly rocky but low clearance accessible then you start climbing through a creek bed that is very overgrown with trees and sagebrush which will scratch your car (both sides, no way to avoid). Once you come out of that you'll really start climbing, high clearance is needed since you hit some deep ruts from water run off which probably changes with every rainstorm. Eventually you'll make it to the area where people park, the most open area there is. If you keep going there are a few places to park/turn around. I ended up parking on a little ridgeline because the road became too steep for my liking. The road was not sandy which I was worried about, it's very hard packed.

Hiking Trail: Once you make it to the saddle there is a "road" that goes up hill on the right, there you'll find the sign in stand. You'll climb 1000 ft in switchbacks to a ridgeline where youll eventually get to see Boundary Peak. You'll proceed for about a mile (slight descent) to another saddle then you'll begin your scree climb, cross another saddle and then climb rocks/scree. It was tough to get through the boulders with my dog, didn't want her slipping so that took extra time. Certain areas every step creates mini landslides and even sizable rocks you couldn't count on as being stable. Very steep, very difficult. Made Mount St Helen's feel easy. Views from the top were awesome! Took me 4 hours up, 3.5 down. This hike felt equally difficult going up as it did coming down.