QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 11,800 acres in Tumbledown Public Lands
- Trail Mileage: 1.4 miles one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: strenuous
- Sights: Lovely views at summit (2890 ft.)
This is a relatively short, but quite steep, trail to a lovely summit. The mountain summit is part of the Tumbledown Public Lands but the bottom section of the trail takes you through private land. Here’s more info.
After driving 1.3 miles along a gravel road that leads into a bible camp, you’ll see a parking lot on your left (before you reach the main camp buildings). Then you walk along a little footpath to an old track heading up the hill. The track very quickly begins to climb steeply. And that sets the tone, really, for the entire 1.4-mile trail. There are a few moments of respite where the trail levels out, and the final .1 mile or so along the summit ridge is level. The summit, marked with a large cairn, has stupendous views. Overall, the path is well marked with blazes and easy to follow.
Directions: At the intersection of Route 142 and 156 in Weld, head north on Route 142 toward Philips about 3.8 miles until you see a sign on the left for Blueberry Mountain Bible Camp. This is a dirt road. Turn onto this road and drive uphill for about 1.3 miles. You’ll see a parking lot on the left for hikers.