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Really nice day hike. The terrain changes frequently which helps to keep things interesting. We didn't go all the way to the lake but, stopped at the falls for a break and headed back out. Did this hike today, last week of September; gorgeous colors throughout the trail. There were two tricky spots where we had to cross deep, standing water. Keep an eye out for a good walking stick to help cross, if you don't already have polls.
We didn't make it to the lake. We decided to hit Twin Falls and head back. Fantastic 6.6 mile out and back trip. We were looking for fall color and wildlife and were not disappointed seeing goats, sheep and deer. No bears until we drove out of the campground. Very easy like with very rewarding views over the entire length.
Because of the ease and accessibility as it relates to the fantastic views upon arrival at Avalanche Lake I would highly recommend this if you are short for time or are not a seasoned hiker. We hiked it in the shoulder season so it was not as busy as I'm sure it gets. We also saw mountain goats and deer.
This is a easy hike that takes you back into a Majestic Valley. The valley surrounds you in beautiful colours, the green and red rock, yellow wild flowers, emerald meadows, and blue creeks and lake water. My pictures don't do this hike justice. The hike starts on broadwalk than onto a well groomed paths to a lookout point over looking Hidden Lake. We hike this early July and most of the boardwalks were covered by snow. There is a longer hike to the lake but closed this day due to Bear activity
Pamela B. on North Kootenai Lake
Easy trail, great scenery and fishing was great after the first 4 miles.
We actually took Queen Gulch Rd up to Leslie lake, and on up. Very Strenuous, wide road, but rocky with lose footing. Not much switchback. Mostly steep incline! About an 8+ mi hike. About 5 hrs total with many breaks as we had a 76 yr old with us. Beautiful views!!!
We took my 76-year-old father on this hike. Mind you... He thinks he's still in his 20's. We had read another review rating this moderate. I would rate it as hard. The hike to the base of the pass was moderate. Lots of switchback all the way to the peak. It becomes difficult from the base up. The path narrows, and is sometimes difficult to know which way. The path veers in many ways... Some more difficult than others. Lots of lose rock and Steep! I would definitely recommend hiking boots and a trecking stick. I rate this as difficult due to the path narrowing, lose rock and steepness. Just take your time and enjoy. We had 60+ mph winds once we hit the pass.... Which added to the difficulty. It was a total of almost 8 mi and took us 5hrs.... Taking our time. Great hike with beautiful views.