...despite the view now marred by fire damage. I can only sigh with envy looking at these SP photos from years past! *Great* hike to get acquainted with the Charleston area - the weather was absolutely perfect on this cloudless summer day.
Hiked up with Maddie on the first day of October. We were looking for the best short trail for fall colors, and Rory suggested this one. You walk right through the aspens and have a view of them from the top. Since we climbed Cockscomb Ridge a few weeks before, the views from the summit here became more rewarding!
aspens were in full blaze and practically no leaf off yet. a fun, easy, pretty hike.
Did this hike with a group of friends. Great introduction to the spring mountains.
A very pretty winter hike. Great views of the desert and Mount Charleston.
The path to Cathedral Rock has been wiped out by an avalanche and is still under snow as of time of this writing. However, one can walk up the snow and find the path if they know where to look.
Hiked up here at night with a friend for a little workout. Great weather.
took the standard trail that criss crosses teh avalanche chute. went up a couple of times this last year, once in may which involved climbing over some large chilly patches of snow and ice.
I've hiked this one several times. This is a short hike but a nice view of the canyon from up top. Be sure to stop and visit the waterfall in the springtime. Just before the trail switches back heading toward the summit there's a little trail heading off to the left that'll take you right to the waterfall.
Easy hike. 1.3 miles to the top, about 1000 feet elevation gain.