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Bruce Feldstein reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Glorious stunning views on a day that went from sunny to cloudy during the afternoon. I went to the lake and back, didn’t do the loop. Glad to have my snow shoes and poles. Many people in hiking boots, a few w running shoes. Loved the melting snows forming creeklets and pools of water, forested pines wafting in the breeze, tops of smaller ones peaking out from snow. Compelling rocks in an open meadow.

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April Zauri reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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HikingFeeIcySnow

If you’re planning to do this trail now or likely anytime in April, you MUST have snowshoes, trekking poles, and proper snow clothes. You will be tempted many times to follow others footsteps. It will lead you astray if you aren’t paying very close attention to the map. If you don’t have the right gear, hike to the lake and then turn around and go back, don’t do the full loop. If you have the right gear, trek on and be safe!

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Sydney Stites reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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HikingSnow

First portion is a breeze & absolutely beautiful! Once you get to the lake I wish we would’ve turned around. I’d advice you NOT to do the loop unless you have snow shoes. It is very very easy to get off the path resulting in waist deep snow.

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Laura Brown reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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HikingSnow

A trail with great views! We got off the trail several times which made it hard to navigate through the deep snow!

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Lara Nicholson Reed reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Fabulous!!!!!

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David Miller reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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This is one of my all time favorite trails. Start right at sunrise to get a great chance of catching a glimpse of moose and deer. Do the loop counter clockwise for the best views on your way to the lake. If you start early enough you get a chance at absolute serenity without the crowds. The image of the mountains with this pristine lake in the foreground is seared into my memory. This is one of only a handful of places in the world I can close my eyes and still see.

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Bryan Robles reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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HikingIcyOff trailSnow

We went in the early spring and while beautiful, the trail is a bit difficult to follow. Not well marked for snow season. For anyone that is comfortable navigating via gps/topographical maps, I was never worried but it stressed my brother out a bit. Be ready to bushwhack a little if going in winter. You can see on my recording that it wasn’t exactly... on trail because winter made some parts difficult to follow. Overall, if you have hiking boots that are snow ready and winter gear, you should be golden even as a journeyman like myself. I recommend downloading the map in winter.

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J V reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Glorious! Even in a snow storm; if that's your thing. We accidentally went left, off trail, like many others. Folks were coming/going from the left, where there were gates, nearly buried in snow. Never saw the TINY sign saying "Taggart Lake ->". In one of my pix, my husband is at this fork in the path, pointing to the right-bound, correct route. So the left route gets steep. It's essentially a short cut though. On our way back, we used the map to stay on the official part of this trail. And it's a much gentler path. Too, if you go right, there is later a TINY wooden sign saying "<- Trail". Folks were XC skiing across the Taggart Lake. We continued around the lake to the right and made it half way to Bradley Lake. But without being able to find the switchbacks, we eventually turned around. So then we went left, around Taggart Lake in attempt to complete the loop. Fail. You have to cross a bridge. But it had several feet of snow, no tracks, and was too narrow for comfort. So we continued hiking along the water as it turned into a river. Too in this area, parts of the lake were melted. So we didn't want to cross. Eventually, following along the water and using the map, it took us back to the main trail; the right side of the loop. To and from Taggart Lake was pretty fine in snow boots. Snowshoes and poles would have been helpful heading towards Bradley Lake, and going to the left of Taggart Lake, off trail.

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Jason Williams reviewed Hidden Falls Trail
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Bing X reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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SnowshoeingGreat!Snow

Easy trail for best view

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chris jones reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Brian Heenan reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Brian Heenan reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Alexandra F reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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HikingOff trailSnow

Not easy without snowshoes. Download map!!! Trail is clear for some parts but not for others if you’re switching trails- we did Taggart Lake trail in but wanted to do the full loop. Somehow missed the turn and hiked a mile more than planned heading towards Bradley Lake. Backside was very very steep from Taggart to the parking lot on the Beaver Creek trail. Beautiful views but was very hard with the snow not packed in only hiking boots.

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Brian Heenan reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Matt Shingler reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Snowshoeing

Crowded on a sunny Sunday but beautiful.

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Clint Williams reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Fun!

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Jeremy Duguid reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Nathan & Hunter Carroll reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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SnowshoeingFeeGreat!Snow

Snowshoed in the winter and it was absolutely incredible!

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Ryan Ritchey reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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Lisa Bridston reviewed Phelps Lake Trail
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Worked fine hiking through the snow

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Stephen Stephen Keck reviewed Taggart Lake Loop
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