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A favorite for sure for a quick getaway when you really need to just get gone for a little while. Easy hike in and although up hill on the way out, it's not too steep. Disperse camped here and spent the day climbing around the waterfall and boulders. Great time! Here's our full write up. http://hustzkergies.blogspot.com/2016/06/shealor-lake.html
Great hike. Picked a perfect day, nice and sunny, but not too hot. Start early or it really heats up when you get above the tree line. We hiked with 3 liters of water and had it been hotter, we would have needed every drop. Chose to have lunch before the peak as the chipmunks and yellow jackets wanted to share it with us. It was a good call. Beautiful views from the top and the trail was very easy to follow. Only complaint would be the amount of people that were out there. Would be a great decision to hike on a weekday. The weekend is very busy. Great hike!
My Fitbit tracked this as an 11 mile hike in and out (11.3 if you count the walk back to the car), and it was quite the trek up to the top! However, the view from the top made the up hill climb well worth it! Bring plenty of water, you'll definitely need it.
Hiked the trails last weekend. My Watch showed 5.1 miles one way. Probably the most beautiful and toughest hikes I have ever done but the view from the top is worth every step. The trail from cathedral lake to the summit made me feel like quitting so many times but the views kept me going (and am glad for it). Take at least 2L of water, between my wife I and if we used up around 5L. We packed a sandwich for the summit and carried trail mix for the road. Other than yellow jackets you may also find squirrels at the top trying to be friendly with you for food.
This was a beautiful trail albeit a little rocky. I would recommend a walking stick if you have weak ankles. Some of the trail as in other reviews is hard to follow so you can easily get off track if not paying attention. For a Sunday it was pretty quiet. I think I only ran into less than 10 other hiking groups and most had dogs. The parking lot was full and I got there around noon. I was able to make a spot and the trail itself wasn't crowded. There are nice rivers/creeks towards the beginning and the lake was beautiful but smaller. I would highly recommend hitching an immediate right when you get to the lake and hike up the rocks. There's a beautiful viewpoint up there and the breeze makes for a nice resting point. It was also quieter up there since most folks stayed real close to the water. This trail is approved by 3 doggies and a human!
Robyn D. on Lyons Creek Trail
Gorgeous at the top! Easy to follow trail