Beautiful fall colors and steep mountain cliffs. Far prettier than I expected.
I have skied at Lookout Ski Area, but never knew this place existed. I am so glad we discovered it.
We drove to the trailhead 267 because of time, and found one other truck there. You need 4WD and decent ground clearance to drive to this trailhead. Take the first gravel road as you start into the loop in the road and go past the ski lift. One other couple was there in their Subaru and wisely opted to hike in. My Nissan Armada had all the clearance we needed.
We went mid September and the streams were low enough to rock-hop over so we had no wet feet issues like others have posted. There were also no mosquitos at this time of year.
As others have mentioned, the trail is steep at times from this trail head to the lake. My app showed 826 feet of elevation gain over 1.5miles to the lower lake.
Lots of elk and deer scat but the only wildlife we saw was a wild turkey??
Keep to the right trail when you arrive at the lower lake to get to the upper lake a short distance away. I will go back with my kids on future hiking trips.
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Awesome hike. Spring is the best time. less bugs and the falls are spectacular
love this area of Lo lo! Another route to take is the Stateline trail, from hoo doo pass. Take lots of water for there is none on the ridge route. Dalton lake is a great place too; a few miles father in. Lots of mountain goats, and the huckleberry are awesome this year!
Super easy, well maintained trail with quite the payoff at the end. Many great campsites around Heart Lake, and excellent views of the surrounding area. The fishing in the lake is great, and we saw 4 mountain goats on the first day. If you feel like putting in an easy day, this is a good hike for you.
Great hike. I would recommend hitting Upper Blossom and Pear while you are there. The hike from Blossom up is pretty easy and the lakes are great. This is my 6th visit to Blossom this season. Great hike. I would rate it as a moderate trial, as the grade is challenging at times.