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An awesome trail. Continued on to SW Hunter ( Leavitt peak). 10.28 mile loop. Well worth it.

20 minutes ago

Great for hiking. The trail is very sandy and some parts have small bark. Good shoes are needed. Wonderful view of the valley on the upper North rim.

There are roaming dogs from the homes near the upper rim that do not clean up after their dogs. Reminder to keep your dog on a leash and take the poop bag to the garbage.

Exhausting hike, very hot today. But great views and neat old hotel to see

24 minutes ago

Short hike fire tower challenge. Great view from tower

This is an awesome hike and accurately rated. There are a sufficient amount of signs to keep you on the correct path; as there are other trails that intersect. The waterfall is a wonderful achievement to get when you make it to the top. The trail actually continues all the way back to copper mountain, but most people stop at the waterfall. I would recommend this trail to almost anyone, only the last 20 minutes are rock scramble.

55 minutes ago

If you follow the entire trail, the total distance is 14 miles. We hiked it on 6/21/17 for a total distance of 11 miles there and back (we wandered around the summits a bit too). We made it to North Chilco Peak, which is about two miles in, through South Chilco Peak, about 5 miles in, before turning around. The views from North Chilco are better, in my opinion, but there's nothing quite like bagging two summits in one hike! Especially with sister peaks:) If you want a shorter hike, it is well worth it to hike the 2 miles up to North Chilco, the view is incredible there. We ran into a surprising amount of people on this hike, about 5 or 6 groups. The flowers are beautiful right now, especially the bear grass, but there is more bear grass on the North Chilco side vs the South Chilco side. The first two miles are definitely the steepest, but if you power through it, the views are well worth it. Note: do not confuse the first lookout point with North Chilco Peak (I did that the first couple times I hiked this and I'm so irritated at myself!) The first lookout point is beautiful, but keep going a little ways and you'll see a sign that says North Chilco is 1/4 mile away. Follow the sign up and you will be rewarded with an incredible 360 view. Happy hiking!

57 minutes ago

My kids (5 and 7) and I hiked the trail for the first time on 6/22. Beautiful scenery throughout the hike, which begins with steady ascending trail. Dry conditions (loose dirt, rocks and sticks) made for a VERY slow decent. Would definitely do again, and highly recommend it.

Burtal for the last .7 mile but well worth it! Tuckerman to Lions Head. I'dclim it again! Enjoy

1 hour ago

2 hours ago

Wow, what a great hike. Went on A Monday and parked at 6:30 a.m. Only 2 other cars in the lot at that point. The first 2 miles are pretty clear other than some mud. The last mile or so is in and out of snowfields. There are good packed down trails but every now and then, I stepped in to waist deep snow. the wildflowers are blooming already - so beautiful. The lake is still fully frozen over. Saw a few more people on my way down. My only complaint - people leaving dog poops bags everywhere. I was able to fill a whole trash bag of poop bags and litter in the parking lot.

This is the easiest trail (above 10k elevation) I have found in the SF area. Nice to ski in winter too. Today the flies were out in force especially near the trailhead. Good trail for an easy run at altitude.

Dan's post from 3 weeks ago is spot on. The only addition is to make sure you explore both sides of the summit as there are good views in both directions. Only passed 2 groups. 1 hr up-- 2:20 total round trip.

Absolutely beautiful! Saw a group of 8 moose. First time I've seen moose on a hike before. Loved it and will definitely be back