The trail begins and ends with fun rocky climbs. Abundant dispersed camping at various points along the route. The road to Crystal Mountain crosses a patchwork of private land. Stay on the route shown at all times to avoid landowner conflicts. Gates open June 15 and close Nov. 30 under normal conditions. Call ahead.
Submitted by FunTreks
The upper portion of Forest Road 344 that heads west then south from Waypoint 03 is now permanently closed with a locked gate at Waypoint 04. We recommend you end your trip at Waypoint 03 and bear right (north) downhill to return to Buckhorn Road 44H. There is no longer a functioning private gate at Buckhorn Road.