Castanea

7 reviews

Four stars only because this trail should definitely be rated as hard: there’s at least 0.5mi of straight rock climbing and the remainder of the trail has miles of very steep inclines/declines to navigate. As another user mentioned, hiking experience is definitely needed for this trail and make sure to bring plenty of water with you, especially on these hot summer days.

We also saw a black bear run across the trail 30 yards ahead of us about 0.5mi after the rock climbing portion, so be alert!