Dogs are allowed on the trail, but there is only one place for them to drink so pack enough water for your dog. The small waterfall area we found water is usually dry in the summer.
After you crossing the creek bed, you get to the south side of the canyon, known as Tolcats Canyon. This is the longest part of the hike because of how steep it is.
The trail will level off at the saddle. Unfortunately, I decided to turn around before I got to that point because of the snow. Not worth the risk when you’re hiking solo. Once you make it past the saddle, it becomes a scramble up the rocks to make it to the summit. The rock hopping to get to the summit can be dangerous. Be careful, hikers get injured every year.
The top of the summit is 9026 feet with an elevation gain of 4100 feet over 3.75 miles. That is a lot of elevation gain so be prepared for steep.
Additional Dangers: Rattlesnakes are known to frequent the rocky areas so tread lightly. Also, hikers become dehydrated often. Be sure to conserve water for the hike down. You will about 3 liters of water.
Round trip: About 7+ miles