1.3 miles (one-way)
Trailhead Elevation -
Summit Elevation -
See the "Getting There" section on the Mays Peak main page.
Depart from the trailhead heading east up High Drive. There are two roads; High Drive that heads east and up the hill and Gold Camp Road which is just south and slopes downhill. Hike up High Drive for 1.0 miles to reach the top (elev 7900'). At this point you intersect Capt Jacks Trail.
Leaving High Dr onto Capt Jacks Trail
Turn right (east) onto Capt Jacks and hike for about 50 feet before bearing slightly left (east/northeast) up the hill.
Leaving Capt Jacks heading uphill
Here the hike becomes steep with a lot of loose rock. Continue to follow the gully for 0.25 miles. At this point there will be some brush under the trees but the summit will be in sight. The summit can be distigusihed by numerous dead (burnt) trees and a grassy clearing. There are many deer trails through the brush, follow one to the summit.
On the summit
Typical gear for a short hike. There is a lot of loose rock so gaitors and/or trekking poles may be helpful.