very rocky

Dante Trail in Purgatory
looking west from bluff over creek
User: fwk2005 - 5/20/2016

Location: Purgatory Creek Natural Area

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 4stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 4.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


I hiked 4.1 miles of the Dante Trail in Purgatory Creek today, from south to north. Water on trail from recent rains made things difficult. Trail along creek is under water in one loaction, so hikers must deviate from established trail. The trail is NOT well marked. GPS essential. Sharp rocks most of the way, so watch your step. Beautiful trees and a gorgeous field of wildflowers almost shoulder high to me. Some parts of trail closed due to Golden Warbler nesting.

Log Photos
Dante Trail in Purgatory
Area around Purgatory Creek Natural Area