Although this is a segment that is technically an out and back, it is linked with two other great trails to make a loop. Add the Elk Creek trail (3 miles) and the Gravelle Brothers trail (2.5) and you have yourself a varied loop of just under 10 miles. The Storey Burn section has some great exposed ridge sections and some steaming fast sections that are worth the climb from Gales Creek. A couple of roots here and there, but for the most part the trail is smooth and fast.
If tied with Gales and Gravelle: Gales creek heading upstream is a fairly moderate 1 mile climb that would be fun going down. Easy access from the campground. Beautiful. The lower section is very tight, slightly overgrown, and very swirly. Fun coming down from the summit. Watch for debris and trip sticks. They are hard to see through the thicket. Gravelle is a fast downhill into a low lying wet area, then a short climb up to a gravel road and to the start top of Gales Creek from Summit TH.