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Recorded on Android samsung Galaxy S7 with Gaia GPS for Android

Lovers' Leap Loop 7/5/19 12:45:56 PM

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4.2 mi
Distance
1 hrs 41 min
Moving Time
28:18 min/mi
Pace
  • 1 hrs 59 min
    Total Time
  • 18 min
    Stopped Time
  • 2.5 mph
    Moving Speed
  • 2.1 mph
    Avg Speed
  • 639 ft
    Ascent
  • 542 ft
    Descent
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Went counterclockwise at the fork. Gorgeous views at the top, especially if you scramble up the stack of boulders behind the iconic sign. Watch out for mountain goats!

I've seen this hike described as easy or moderate, but we thought it was closer to strenuous, with some very steep and rocky inclines. Hike includes many stream crossings, most of which have narrow boards to walk across. The ones without the boards were shallow enough that you could avoid getting your shoes wet. If you go counterclockwise, you will reach the top closer to the end, leaving yourself with only about 30 minutes to complete the loop on the descent. Most of the hike was under tree cover, so if your main goal is to reach the top for the great view, or if you're short on time, you could go clockwise at the fork at the beginning of the trail, then go back the same way you came once you reach the top.

It took us a while to actually find the trailhead. Eventually, we parked next to a nondescript building in a free parking lot across the street from the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center. The Lovers' Leap trailhead is directly behind this nondescript building.