“Nearly 2,000 feet of ascent to reach the summit of Johannsen Peak, but vistas for your effort.”
— Kevin Ketchman
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Early on the trail you'll come to a stream crossing over a wooden bridge. This is the wettest section of the circuit, with the trail covered in pine needles, mostly soaking wet (although I was there during a rainy spell), and steep sections with boulders, fallen trees, and boggy parts. However, it offers a ton of fun for those who like the challenge.
At the top of the climb, you'll know when you've reached the top because the trail will FINALLY give some feeling of leveling out, you'll come to a marker with a quote in french. It's pretty cool and is accompanied with a view.