EASY DAY HIKE
5.8 miles 800' elevation gain
A intriguing semi-loop hike with a sampling of much the backcountry has to offer. Meadows, lakes, waterfalls, vistas, and forests.
Includes the opportunity to try a cross-country segment, thus avoiding trail routing that takes the hiker down a hill and then right back up it again. You simply leave the trail at Bench Lake and stay at a level elevation until you rejoin the trail 1/3 mile later. Take GPS if not confident you won't get lost in the endless woods.
Otherwise just stay on the