I guess one hike in a week isn’t the norm anymore.
This is a journey to a 2.2 mile, steep and advanced trail a day after the Flattop Mountain hike.
A 2.2 mile trail
Compared to the Flattop mountain which has a trail of around 3.3 miles, the North Face seems to be more tiring.
Steep and advanced
The fact that it is steeper and has no designated resting place in the middle of the trail pushes you to continue until you reach the top.
One nice thing about the trail is that it is difficult on the first half, but the advanced stage fades away on the remaining half, which is the complete opposite of the Flattop Mountain.
Reaching the top was definitely worth it not only because of the view, but the restaurant/café that’s waiting for you.
Another cool part is that you don’t have to hike all the way down since you have the choice of taking the tram after you had a nice meal.
Seeing the trail from the tram made me feel accomplished.
The North Face trail was such a breathtaking experience. It may be tiring at first, but once you continue with the journey, it gets easier, and the view gets better. You are also rewarded with a café that serves fulfilling snacks which is always a plus.
The North Face trail should be added to your bucket list, especially in the summertime.