Hyalite Creek Trail

 3 votes

7.2 Miles 11.5 Kilometers

 

80% 

Runnable

Singletrack

3,343' 1,019 m

Ascent

-23' -7 m

Descent

10,257' 3,126 m

High

6,938' 2,115 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

All Clear

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

samh Haraldson

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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