easy trail, not much scenery prior to lake

Just competed the 3 1/4 mile hike from the trailhead off of Waldo Lake Road. It's a climb the whole way! The views are worth it.

Nice, serene trail. Loved it!

did this hike two days ago and did the 6 mile version to one peak which is not listed. we met some snow drifts pretty soon but after crossing the PCT we were entirely on snow. Wasn't as bad as we expected to climb, trees are clearly marked for snow sports. the top was very steep with loose lava. views to the south of maiden peak, diamond peak and mt. thielsen. Due to snow bank at the top we didn't attempt bushwacking around the peak. Bring bug repellant until august as Waldo lake mosquitos are abundant!