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3 months ago

It is a great hike, with beautiful views. The fishing was very good up through the lakes. The trail has lots of places to top off on water and the trail is very well maintained.

hiking
6 months ago

Four days 43 miles, spectacular views. Excellent trail, easy to see, no getting lost, fairly well maintained. Skill level would depend on how many days you take to hike it. Fast athletic people could do it in two days, slow paced, or children and active seniors can still do this trail just take a few more days to enjoy your pace. Go in early July for easy access to drinking water.

It is paved and reasonably maintained

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike through the spine of the Ruby Mountains. Water can be scarce between Upper Furlong Lake and Overland Lake (about a 9-mile stretch). The southern half is more exposed to the sun for stretches and lower in elevation, which can get hot after the sun rises high enough in the late morning. Recommend binoculars as bighorn sheep can be seen at the high peaks.

backpacking
Sun Aug 05 2018

Gorgeous scenery, great hike! Downloaded this track for offline viewing, came in handy providing even more detail than our topo map at times. The trail currently is little different than this track on the approach to Favre Lake... we followed the track only to have to bushwhack... looks like they've rerouted the trail. Follow the current trail signs out on the trail and you'll find Favre no problem. Flowers were in blooms everywhere, saw goats, buck & doe, grouse, cows, pika, golden eagles, tons of butterflies and bees. Trail is overgrown somewhat in areas, but always easy to follow. And yep, the stretch without water is up and down nearly 4 peaks, so hydrate well and be ready for a good workout!

hiking
Sat May 26 2018

Did this hike with my wife in 2013. Awesome views. We went from Harrison Pass to S Smith creek first day. To Overland Lake second day and stayed there to relax an extra day. To Favre Lake after that and then out the last day. From overland to Favre was by far the toughest stretch. I think 13 mikes or so. 11 miles without water. Gorgeous.

backpacking
Sat Sep 16 2017

Amazing trail! Great camping spots, access to water (will need to filtered of course) and beautiful views. Hiked south to north, and loved it.

Sun Aug 27 2017

Good for Disc Golf

Awesome! Be prepared: bring a water filtration pump, extra food, etc. There is a ~11mile stretch without water between overland lake and Favre. We did this in 2.5 days and 2 nights and it was a bit rushed. Bring good hiking buddies

Tue Aug 08 2017

I hike this trail two weeks ago it was amazing. We saw three groups of the shaggy white sheep. The view is amazing

Sun Aug 21 2016

amazing

Tue Jun 07 2016

One of my favorite places

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