Paul T. on Bear Creek Overlook Trail
Wonderful hike on a gorgeous October afternoon. Hike provided a perfect cardiac workout for a fifty-something. Spectacular vistas, especially looking westward into the more primitive areas. I'll post some pictures later.
Once you locate the start of the actual Trail it is a nice gradual climb with plenty of switchback. Hikes it with a friend on 10-9-2016. It is worth the Terrain and I will return. I did leave a Token of Gratitude for all the beauty this has to offer. Would recommend to not being children due to the stop off at the Trails end. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the Beauty.
Amazing views once you get to the end. The whole trail is sheltered by Lodgepole pine. The trail has lots of switch backs but is pretty gradual and easy. You can tell people have cut the switchbacks and have taken a more direct and steeper climb. Once you get to the top there are about 3 Rock outcrops you can walk out onto that have sheer drop offs. Bring layers or a jacket since it's windy at the top. I went first week of October and the Larch trees were starting to turn yellow. I'd love to go again once they have all turned yellow. The views would be even more stunning.
This is such a beautiful hike that it took my friend and I four hours because I was constantly stopping for pictures. When we hiked it on September 28th the waterfalls were flowing just enough water to listen to its ambiance, but we're calm enough to jump around on the rocks exposed out of the current.
Helpful tip: Park in the ample space by the "visitor parking area" sign. From there, follow the road up where you'll pass a quarry. The road leads right to the trailhead.
Great hike, lots of beautiful fall foliage right now. There are a few little swimming holes that would be great to take a dip in during the warmer months! Will definitely do this hike again.
Really nice day hike. The terrain changes frequently which helps to keep things interesting. We didn't go all the way to the lake but, stopped at the falls for a break and headed back out. Did this hike today, last week of September; gorgeous colors throughout the trail. There were two tricky spots where we had to cross deep, standing water. Keep an eye out for a good walking stick to help cross, if you don't already have polls.
Pamela B. on North Kootenai Lake
Easy trail, great scenery and fishing was great after the first 4 miles.