12.8 miles of hiking • 3500' elevation gain •

Can't recommend this trail. So much blowdown from 2009 fire. We started at Tamanawas and took it to Polallie to the Bluegrass Ridge trail. Took it south for the long slog over a million logs. At Elk Mtn,, we dived down 2000 feet of crazy bushwhacking,which would have been fun if we handt been crawling through blowdown for the previous 3 hours. The best part of the trip was walking out through the closed Robin hood campground, totally wiped out by a major flood of Newton Creek. That place is worth returning to for further exploration.


Sarah Johnson hearts this trip.

Father Guido Sarducci
June 20, 2018

Wow...that's a lot of elevation gain in a mile!

June 20, 2018

I am such a boss!!!! OK fixed to my normal ratio.

July 1, 2018

I've heard it's pretty bad up there. Thanks for the confirmation!