This 17.2 km (10.7 mile) day hike (round-trip) is
well-traveled and bursting with adventure. It begins with a short boat ride
from the Village marina to Crypt Landing and the beginning of your hike. On the way up you'll pass the optional detour
to Hell Roaring Falls and continue on your way through the dense forest.
A boulder filled landscape provides
the hike's first adrenalin rush - a crawl through a 4-ft wide tunnel that's
been blasted out of the cliff wall. Once
on the other side, you'll navigate a cliff wall while holding onto a steel
safety cable to reach your destination of Crypt Lake.
The views of the tightly walled in
lake are spectacular, but keep your eyes on your watch in order to make it back
for the boat ride home. This day of
adventure to and from Crypt Lake takes 6-7 hours.