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hiking
6 days ago

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.

Awesome hike. Spring is the best time. less bugs and the falls are spectacular

Gradual incline, thick forest, viewpoints, and beautiful lake! Definitely a place I'd want to tent camp. We passed about 20 campers on the way back. Ages from 5 years to 70 years. A must do hike with family or solo!

Absolutely beautiful- popular trail but not crowded

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.

backpacking
1 month ago

Good hike. Shaded trail anytime of day.

It's a hard hike but worth it. Go to the Overlook for your turn around. Great view. I Mtn bike it too so watch for bikers.

backpacking
1 month ago

Blossom Lake had campers so we went a little further to Upper Blossom. Both were beautiful!

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, went all the way to Dalton Lake. The trail is a good balance of steep climbs and rolling meadows. Don't forget the sunscreen!

Great hike. Not strenuous. About 6 miles or so round trip to the water falls which were awesome. Bear country but no signs today, the berries weren't quite ripe yet though. Our 9, 6 and 4 year olds had fun on this hike even with getting rained on the whole way back.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great for elevation training

Beautiful, easy trail with river access. Take the 2 Mike loop. Great for leashed dogs and families. We start down the right side and end up skipping rocks in the river at the end every time with our kiddos.

beautiful, easy hike... not steep or very difficult. A few areas where there is an incline. Falls are very beautiful! A lot of traffic on the trail when we went, but still a sight!

Very fun hike to a beautiful waterfall, trail was packed with people. Pretty easy with very little short spurts of intermediate hills. Loved it. Dog loved it. Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate hiking trail, uphill a lot of the way into the lake but way worth it!!! Little area around lake, one fire pit at far end of lake