ElevationAscent: 2,577' 785 m
Descent: -2,576' -785 m
High: 4,977' 1,517 m
Low: 2,400' 732 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 132% (53°)
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“Hex Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail with beautiful views of the lake below and surrounding mountains.”— Wade Baird
Along the way up there are several great scenic views of the lake at the base of the trail. About half way up you'll see a sign along the right side of the road where the trail leads to a singletrack traditional foot trail. Along the way you'll see many wildflowers. The top of the mountain changes into a much more forested area, which is nice as there are many different types of terrain along the way. The summit of the trail is completely tree free, but is steep with loose rocks and dirt, so be careful. From the summit you have great views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Along the way, there are many wildflowers (at least in the spring), and great views of the lake below. At the top fifth of the trail you are in a forest with large and tall trees, which is a great contrast to the lower part of the trail. The summit of the mountain is a peak that juts out abruptly, is treeless, yielding amazing views. The footing up the summit is very steep and loose, so ensure that you have good, solid shoes.
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