We tried to find a trailhead once by using the resources available online. However, the online map guided us into private property and we never found the right path. So, Terri and I paid a visit to the Capitol City Farmers Market where Scott Marchant has his booth. Scott offers four "Hiker's Guide" books. One of these includes the Mores Mountain Trail hike. Following his directions, we once again found our way. I will refer to his "guides" often. If you are interested in looking into getting your own copy, follow this link. Thanks, Scott!
There is a small parking area at the trailhead. To get here follow this Google Map.
We followed the 2.1 mile loop in a clockwise direction and have arranged these pictures in the order we took them. This path is typical of the 1.0 and 1.3 mile loops.
We measured a total assent of 648 feet. The trailhead is the lowest point and a point along the northern edge was the highest at 7201 feet. We stopped to take pictures every little bit so it felt like a very easy hike. This view is looking to the west.
I don't know the names of these flowers but there were several species in bloom.
I am sad to say this has been available since 1975 and I had never been here.
Along the south and west side of the loop the trail winds along a steep hill with large boulders and scenic vistas.
Just beyond this spot, the trail makes a short but steep climb and turns to the northeast.
They are not very obvious, but the Sawtooth Mountains are on the horizon.
Woodpeckers can really damage a tree, but I think the bugs they were after had already done the real damage.