Relatively new to the park trail system, the Summit Trail lives up to its name.
It tops out at the summit of the Burma Road Trail at just over 3600 feet.
A connector trail, you can access it from the river by continuing straight on the River Trail.
The first part of the trail takes you through a portion of private property, which is well marked and obvious. Be respectful of the neighbors’ generosity and stay on the trail.
After climbing a bit, you come upon a junction where a sharp right takes you to a viewpoint where you get spectacular 180 degree views of the park.
Getting back on the trail you pass the back side of The Monument, the tallest pillar of the ridge line. It’s also a popular climbing area when the golden eagles aren’t nesting.
To get back to the bridge you can go back the way you came.
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