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Good walk to take the kids on. Very pretty!

loved it!

hiking
27 days ago

10.05 miles to the 2nd lake. 4 hours 33 minutes.
Fresh snow on the ground in early November. Great hike, very scenic.
Snow added some dicey moments on the descent.
A few steep parts, but not a very difficult hike. Enjoy.

Fantastic hike offering everything you can possibly want. It starts off a little strange....you actually hike DOWN about a mile or so at the start of the hike, going deep into the canyon. From there, you work your back up to the two Chicago Lakes. I would estimate that this hike is more like 11 miles round trip, instead of 8.7. Bring some snacks and make sure you have enough water. Absolutely one of the best hikes you can do.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome

Loved it! A little scary at times but great! Pretty! And not crowded once you get on the right trail

hiking
1 month ago

I am thinking the trail originally ended at the lower chicago lake. And that is about 8 miles roundtrip. But now the trail extends to the upper lake and beyond. Length may need to be updated.
But great hike, pushed my envelop which probably needed pushing. Spectacular space. I took the final set of switchbacks to Echo Lake slowly. Learned about lichens.

hiking
1 month ago

I took my family on this. 4 little kids (age range 2-6) and a husband. We really had the best time just poking around and meandering through the trees. It was a simple, easy walk. We didn't do the whole thing because it got chilly and we were underdressed.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous trail. Please make time to go to the very last lake at the very top. While the entire trail is scenic and impressive, the very end is the absolute best, most awe inspiring view. It is worth it. And yes, that last steep long incline is worth it too. It is a long day hike. More than 8.7 for sure. Was recording, but phone died - I would say closer to 11.

Somewhat difficult - got by wearing day hike runners. Decent balance of uphill/downhill.

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2 months ago

Outstanding, made it to both Chicago lakes. Parked at echo lake parking lot. 11.99 miles total hike. Was farther than I expected. 5 1/2 hours.... more then excellent views...

Awesome hike. Definitely a long one if you make it all the way to upper Chicago lake. Bring a lunch and eat it next to the waterfall. Dogs are allowed, trail was moderately busy. Expect steeper switchbacks and a little climb to the upper lake. Worth it though!

We enjoyed it a lot, some parts where tricky with the wheelchair. but we enjoyed the drive up and the walk around the lake.

2 months ago

This is a very scenic and also strenuous hike. The first portion is downhill (uphill on the way back) and the portion to and past the second lake are pretty steep. I did not pass many people on the trail and the scenery was absolutely gorgeous. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a difficult but rewarding hike.

Great hike. A little long, but the lakes are beautiful. There are a few lakes too so that helps.

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2 months ago