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Twin Sister Peaks, page 2

Climb Notes

The trail does not use trail blazes, but is still easy to follow. The path is well worn.

The path can be very crowded.

east Summit benchmark

For a seasoned, fit hiker, the Twin Sisters Trail is rated as moderate. The switchbacks and traverses help tame the climb.

For those not acclimated or fit, the trail will be a challenge.

Any mountain is more difficult in inclement weather.

Carry the essentials (ten or more) and understand that your safety is your responsibility.

There are no restrooms on the hike.

There are no reliable water sources.

The views from the summit are amazing.

big horn ram

We have often seen wildlife along the upper slopes.

The trail makes a great trail run, but please yield to the hikers.

Pets are not allowed on the trail.

Stay on the trail. The numerous switchbacks are tempting to shortcut; but staying on the trail lessens the hikers impact.

For Mountain Data and Route Guide
go to Page 1

Twin Sisters Trail Mileage

0.00 Twin Sisters Trail Trailhead

0.10 First switchback

0.25 Second switchback

0.45 Third switchback

1.00 One mile view

1.30 Junction with the old trail, 1st of 10 switchbacks

1.50 Fourth switchback in the series, rock outcrop

2.25 Tenth switchback in the series, a short switchback follows, angle of climb eases for a bit

2.50 The saddle between the Crags and Sisters - a hitching post is in the area

2.70 1st switchback above the saddle

2.90 6th switchback and treeline - begin the traverse

3.15 One set of switchbacks in middle of the traverse

3.30 Final series of switchbacks leads to saddle

3.40 Saddle between West Summit and East Summit

3.50 West Summit

Note: Most hikers only go to the West Summit, even though the East Summit is higher

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Twin Sisters, Estes Cone, and Lily Lake - pdf


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Twin Sisters Trail in Text Format - twinSister.txt

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