dogs on leash
We never even made it to the trailhead. In the "getting there" section describing this hike, the road description of "a fairly difficult 4 wheel drive road with some steep drop offs" should be rewritten. It is NOWHERE near an easy place to get to. The road is badly rutted & uneven, rocks jutting everywhere, steep incline, teeth rattling, gut wrenching ride. Be forewarned. The hike may be terrific but getting there could potentially do damage to your vehicle.
Brenda S. on Independence Pass Overlook
Beautiful hike and not overly difficult! You'll arrive at the lake via Fall Creek Trail, about 3.5 miles from the trailhead. We camped along Notch Mountain Creek road the night before, tons of really good sites to choose from. This road is pretty rough, so if you have a small car I would not recommend. Lots of great views among the way.
Amazingly awesome hike! It's going to take you 3 hrs to get to the lake and 3 hrs to down hike but it's worth it! The tough part of this hike is the last 2 miles of the hike in and the last mile of the down hike because you end the hike by going back up the switch backs up to the parking lot.
This trail was great. We hiked from fall crack trailhead tonLake Constantine in about 3 1/2 hrs. Keep in mind we had 40-50lb backpacks on too so if you are day hiking it will be quicker. The trail is fairly easy. It does have some decent inclines going in, and then steadily drops into the lake. We camped at lake Constantine for 3 nights. This place
Is pretty popular for backpackers, but trust me, there's plenty of camping spots and you will still feel isolated. We day hikes up to Lower Tuhare lake. This was pretty difficult as it's only a
Mile or so, but it's over 1000 vertical ft, so it's pretty steep. Class 3 I believe. I would highly recommend this area!! Loved it and would go back.
Did this hike 2 days ago in prep for hunting season and it was spectacular! Fairly steep in spots so definitely wear the lace up boots. Starts by the town of Folford south of Eagle. Trail begins by passing through an abandoned mining town (upper town) and has a few nice waterfalls along the trail, a few scree fields and mossy pine sections. Amazing view from the lake. There is a trail that circles 2/3 of the lake and you just have to navigate the rocks the last bit. Don't forget your fly rod! Lots of brook trout feeding at the surface on midges. There are a few smaller lakes above Nolan lake with New York Mountain as it's backdrop. Gorgeous! There's also a cool story to read about a lost mine up there "the lost mine on slate mountain"
Amazing. Here are some videos of the camp we made next to Lake Constantine:
This made an awesome base camp for the hike up to the Tuhare Lakes. Highly recommended.