So I took a trip back to Evergreen and hiked to the top of Bergen Peak. According to some of the reviews I read, this was supposed to be a good hike that didn’t have crazy elevation gain. Well there might not have been straight up and down but according to the screams of my calf muscles this hike is definitely elevating the entire time.
That being said, the hike was actually quite nice. While you are going up the entire time to get to the peak and it can be strenuous, the path is very well defined and covered by tree canopy for a most of the trail. The trail itself can get rocky in places but overall it is mostly dirt and really easy to navigate. I did have the bonus of seeing this hiking buddy.
The elevation gain ends up being just over 2200 feet which is enough to wear you down but I turned this into a loop that went just over 10 miles and took me about 4 and half hours. Hey at least I got around 27,000 steps on my Fitbit. At one point you even get a trail called, “Too Long Trail”! So if the elevation doesn’t get you there is a chance the distance does. The views on this hike make every step worth it though. Through the sweat in my eyes I saw some amazing landscapes that I will share below. It seems that every 100 vertical feet I went the better the views got. I was concerned when I saw three pretty large birds circling above me but they moved on. The shade on this hike is really nice as well. While there are some sunny spots, most of the hike is shaded so you don’t get too hot.
Elevation and Distance
If you don’t have the AllTrails app you might want to check it out, I really love mine. It records your progress and is a great way to search for hikes that are nearby and gives you difficulty measurements. According to AllTrails today’s hike was around 10.3 miles and had a total elevation gain of 2,228 feet.
If you have a suggestion for a hike that you would like me to try, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow me on the below social media platforms. I have also added this hike and all the hikes to the interactive map that you can find here.
After you get to the top, it would be great to roll back down. My lesson in physics in today’s “Last Words”
After my hike I went to the Wood Cellar Bar and Grill. If you are in Evergreen I would check them out.