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7.2 mile 11.5 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,343' 1,019 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 10,257' 3,126 m
Low: 6,938' 2,115 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by samh Haraldson

Enjoy waterfalls and mountain top views galore on this peak earning trail.

samh Haraldson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Scree zones and potentially rooty trail through coniferous forest.

Description

This trail encompasses a portion of the Devil's Backbone 50 miler.

From the popular Hyalite Creek trailhead follow the Hyalite Creek Trail past dozens of gorgeous waterfalls, through thick coniferous forest, across boulder-strewn scree zones, and then up, up, up a series of switchbacks to feign the luscious Hyalite Lake cirque.

From the basin below Hyalite Peak begins another steep climb along switchbacks and possibly past late season snowfields to the pinnacle of the 10,000+ foot Hyalite Peak. From the peak, your views of a half-dozen mountain ranges unfold as far as the eye can see.

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Sep 15, 2018
Mike Hinshaw
14.2mi
Aug 18, 2017
Julie Donagan
15.2mi
Jul 15, 2017
Julie Donagan
15mi

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