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7.2 mile 11.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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

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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Dec 16, 2018
Rob Jones
Beautiful winter hike to Grotto falls, Arch Falls, and Silver Skein falls. 4mi
Aug 25, 2018
S S
Only went as far as silken skein, beautiful trail
Jul 29, 2018
Dave C
2.4mi
Jul 11, 2018
Lincoln Erickson
to the lake 11.5mi
Jul 9, 2018
Don Ward
Lindsay, MATT, Kathy, Andy and me. Turned back after .5 miles up upon hearing major thunder. Very black sky. 1mi
Sep 9, 2017
Bridger Miller
took all day to hike its a 14 mile round trip 14mi
Aug 5, 2017
Chelsea Cada
Easy uphill, to the first falls, Grotto. Easy to moderate to Arch falls. Some ripe huckleberries. Columbine, pussytoes, currant. 6.7mi
Jul 6, 2017
Charla Calentine

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