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Jackie Einerson reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Bria O'Farrell reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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FishingRocky

Quiet trail and beautiful scenery. We came here every day we were camping up at Spirit Lake to do some fishing.

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Daryl Erickson reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!
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Ashleah Murray reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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Hiking

Not so much a hiking trail as a four wheeler trail. We ended up hiking a nice little bike trail instead of down to the boat camp. Pretty views of the gorge. The bike trail was quiet and didn’t look like it saw much traffic, but there were a lot of cars, dirt bikes and OHVs on this trail.

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Bert Hansen reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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OHV/Off-road driving

Scenic dirt road. Camping and a boat dock available. Road to boat dock recommend 4x4. You would have to put your boat in at a different location road is too narrow and rough for boat and trailer. Other roads in the area are travel trailer accessible.

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Ariana Leilani reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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HikingNo shade
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Caity Walsh reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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HikingNo shade
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ALEXANDER VARGAS-GOMEZ reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I would recommend going on the this trail in the early morning in the fall due to it being very sunny and almost no shade. It’s a very beautiful place but we packed less water than we thought

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Jordan Evans reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Hiking

Easy trail to a beautiful location. Great for a quick overnight out and back backpacking trip.

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Keith Miller reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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First to Review

This can be hiked from a parking lot at the top, or from a nice campground and boat docks at the bottom. I started at the top before the sun came up. The views are great for the entire hike, and during the first week of June there were a lot of wildflowers to see. There is not a lot of shade, and even though I finished before noon, it was already getting pretty hot. It would probably be even better in May, depending on the year.

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Hiking

Very rocky trail around lakes

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Josh Roundy reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Short easy hike but rocky trail as you get closer to lakes. We caught a couple good sized Tiger Trout at the end of August in Tamarack lake.

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Greg Naylor reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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I love Tamarack . Easy trail.

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Zachary Zanetti reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Backpacking

Great hike to the lake. A little rocky and wet but not bad. Got a small blow up out on Tamarack well worth it!

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Curtis Hadley reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Hiking

I have hiked this trail to Tamarack and Jessen many times. It's quite easy just to those lakes. 2013 I hiked this trail to Burnt Forks Lake, it was pretty easy until the pass at the end of Tamarack Lake, it's tough. from there its pretty easy to Fish Lake. Climbing from Fish Lake to Burnt Fork is medium.

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Breck Tuttle reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Backpacking
First to Review

Hiked this with my son on the way to a night at Fish Lake.

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Ryan Kelly reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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Jeannie & John Denk reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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Christine Miller reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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Jeannie & John Denk reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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Stephanie Angus reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Kevin Weatherford reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Kevin Weatherford reviewed Dowd Mountain Hideout Canyon
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Eric Debier reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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Andrew Davidson reviewed Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail
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