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beautiful trail, head to the bent rock trail from the parking lot and when you cross the river the first time is where youchoose your loop route, heading right/straightish brings you into a beautiful canyon with a creek. trails are very easy. ky-lynn is also beautiful
Would have been easy if I wasn't sore from doing Hanging Lake trail the day before..... Took the north side to the river and took the south side back to the parking lot. I don't think it really matters which you take because you have to go up eventually both ways.
It was a beautiful November day so the sun wasn't too hot but I could see how that could be an issue other times. Will be back for sure but will bring a picnic with me next time.
Very easy, and great for families. Not super great fishing or scenery. If that's what you're looking for, I recommend going off trail and exploring some of the rock formations nearby. That's where you can really find some beautiful views. I've posted a couple pictures of the third lake from one of those formations.
Awesome spot, kind of out in the middle of no where, pretty rocky but lots of open space with prime campsites. lots of already made fire pits which made building the fire much easier. the dogs really enjoyed the lake which is very well stocked with fish, definitely ganna bring some fishing gear next time. The road out to the trail head gets pretty steep and rocky, esp on the last 50 yards, I wouldn't recommend going down unless you've got 4wd and decent clearance. I drive a 2013 Dodge Journey AWD and it made the trip down no problem suprisingly enough. Didn't really see any wildlife which was okay because we had 3 large dogs with us but Def a spot worth checking out and spending a day or two
This was a last minute overnight camping trip for us. Our car couldn't make it to the parking lot, but it was a super short walk to the trailhead. We found a camping spot right on the water even though we arrived late Saturday afternoon on a holiday weekend.
All camping spots were full, but it was still really relaxing. We hung our hammock next to the second lake and just hung out. I would definitely recommend you check it out. Beautiful views and enjoyable drive.
Side note, the hike to the first lake is pretty short so you could get away with car camping gear if you're good with making a second trip.
It's named Eagles Nest for a reason. Don't forget to look up. You might spot the Golden Eagles. The scenery is beautiful. The trail isn't that hard but since there's no shade it can feel a lot more challenging than it is. It is a loop, and the trail will feel vastly different depending on which way you start out so choose wisely. I like to start on the gradual uphill first (on the East side). It goes up gradually and has a steep downhill section, but the last section of the trail is going upward with no shade. It can be challenging with the sun eating on you. Many people prefer to start by going down that section (starting on the west-going down the dirt road first rather than last). If you take your dogs, watch out for rattlesnakes and bring plenty of water for them.