3.9 miles 900' elevation gain
The gravel road up to the
trailhead climbs 3000' feet in 11 miles. There is a charming
freshwater creeklet and campsites at the trailhead. The hike goes
around the shore of large Toad Lake, then up to the PCT and over to
Porcupine Lake below the mountain crags. Toad Spring comes
forth from the rocks, and is well worth the side trip.