Park Meadow Trail to Golden Lake is a 13.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sisters, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I was a bit disappointed in this hike must admit that I did not make it to Golden Lake or the tarns above. The meadows are actually about 5 miles out, with 4 to 4.5 miles of it through the Pole Creek burn. I would be hard pressed to do this hike again. I much prefer the Canyon Creek Meadows or Broken Top hikes.
Good for kids, not a lot of elevation gain. At times the trail can be dusty. Park Meadow itself is very beautiful with lots of clean water at the creeks and good views of Broken Top and South Sister. Good for an overnight backpacking trip with the family!