Hard Rock Interpretive Trail is a .9 mile self-guided interpretive walk that includes an additional .6 mile spur, which provides an overlook of the canyon. The trail explores the diverse life of the region that extends from the Riverside Campground to the Blue Mountain Campground. Look for numbered signs along the way that identify trees, shrubs, plants, and other sites of interest. You can download a copy of the trail brochure from the U.S. Forest Service website.
To access this trail from the Riverside Campground, from Lake George, turn off Highway 24 onto County Road 96. Follow the road for about one mile into Eleven Mile Canyon. Riverside Campground is located on the left side, not far from Eleven Mile Canyon entrance. To access this trail from the Blue Mountain Campground, from Lake George, turn off of Highway 24 onto County Road 96. Follow the road for about a mile toward Eleven Mile Canyon and take a right at the fork onto County Road 61. The campground is just up the way on the right.