I can't find statistics for this hike (I thought the trail was about 3 miles one way), but it starts at the
far west end of the Solitude parking lot (about 12.3 miles from the mouth of the canyon) and is a pretty
gently sloping route.
Head across the slope, under the chairlift, and follow the dirt road . At first you are going through
private property, so be sure to stay on the trail.
It is a pretty gradual trail with lots of switchbacks and some downright level areas. The whole way is
forested and a lovely sight in the fall.
We took a rest for lunch at the mine site. Apparently, you can travel up from here to a pass, but we
couldn't find the trail.