#1: Follow Highway 94 south from Douglas, to County Road 5 (Esterbrook Road), south to Forest Road 671, northeast to Forest Road 661, north to trailhead. 47 Miles
#2: Follow US Highway 30 north from Laramie to Rock River, continue north on Highway 30 to County Road 61 (Fetterman Road), northeast to County Road 710(Esterbrook Road), northeast to Forest Road 671, east to Forest Road 661, northeast to trailhead. 90 miles.
NOTE: Currently has a down tree trunk across the trail impacting OHV access.
At the base of Laramie Peak in the North Laramie Range. Parking and restroom facility available at trailhead. $5.00 daily parking fee. America The Beautiful passes honored. No overnight parking is permited at the trailhead. If you are overnight hiking from the trailhead, please park in dispersed camping areas.
The Friend Park campground is adjacent to the trailhead and offers developed campsites with tables, toilets, fire grates and drinking water. $10.00 per night non reservable. Dispersed camping is available ¼ mile outside of the campground. County Roads and Forest Service Roads are unpaved. The trail is relatively flat for about the first mile, as it follows along Friend Creek. As the climb increases, the trail affords views of the nearby rock hills.
Friend Park Falls is a small waterfall about two miles up the trail and provides a convenient rest or turnaround point. As the hiker climbs further up the trail rises 2,500 in elevation over approximately three miles. Panoramic views can be seen from the summit of Laramie Peak. One can see several states, mountain ranges and cities.