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FYI this trail is not in Grand Teton NP

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful hike. There is a creek crossing, so be prepared for that. Wildflowers and the occasional patch of snow made the hike even more interesting.

14 days ago

FYI, the trailhead map call this a ‘moderate’ six mile hike, with 1000 ft elevation. Our AW said 4.6 miles out and back. Great flowers, and a cold lake!

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike. All clear of snow and lots of beautiful wildflowers along the way. Got to enjoy the summit with less wind than normal!

hiking
18 days ago

made it to the trail split and then some bad looking weather scared us. this trail is beautiful, especially all the flowers in the beginning. WARNING: getting to the trailhead is a bit difficult without 4 wheel drive or high clearance vehicle. We parked about 1 mile away and walked up the road. Hopefully will do this trail again later and make it to the top.

hiking
19 days ago

Lots of entertaining flowers, rocks, trees, views as you go along. Trail was a good workout but not too terrible. I wish I would have had ear muff and another layer or two so sitting by the lake was not so cold. I also wish the fork in the trail near the end was marked to take the left fork. I'm not sure where the right one goes.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice,gorgeous hike. Huge variety of gorgeous wildflowers.(hiked early July) Fantastic for dogs.

hiking
20 days ago

Hiked this June 30, 2018–beautiful wildflowers but still a decent amount of snow to get to the summit. Still doable but it slowed us down! Definitely a favorite hike.

hiking
22 days ago

great easy trail with family or dogs. Lots of great scenery and wildflowers

Great trail with a beautiful lake and snow at the top.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful the whole hike!

Great hike but I just want to update about the road getting there---it is in rough shape as of May 2018. A lot of the info online about the road is outdated. Forest service even has a sign at one point after you pass Curtis Campground with a warning, even with 4WD.. I ended up parking and hiking on part of the road quite a way to get to the trailhead only because I was there so I could bring the dog.... Great hike if you get there but the road is currently an issue.

1 month ago

We had gone way back when around July of last year--it was definitely one of the most beautiful hikes of our trip, with wildflowers everywhere. Being from the East Coast/Midwest area, it was a 'moderate' rather than easy hike for us with the elevation changes, but absolutely worth it!

backpacking
7 months ago

I was as new as it gets when I stepped foot on this trail. The only other time I had been backpacking was the night before in Shoshone NF. I studied up on this trail for months, with plans of watching the eclipse from Sleeping Indian, which we did the next day.
The trail starts off super simple. Walking through sagebrush, then you get into the forest and cross a few creeks(2 of the 3 creeks can be crossed with dry feet, but the first of those three, you will most likely get a little wet. One tip, cross the first creek as close to the barbed wire fence as possible, this is the driest route.)
Once you get to the 3rd creek crossing fill all of your water up. You will not find anything until you get to Blue Miner, which is a long, strenuous trek from this point(we learned the hard way when we were dying for a drink with 2 miles to go).
After the last creek the trail really starts to climb. And it seems like you're climbing for miles and miles. the good part is, the views as you climb are truly breathtaking. There are a few stopping points halfway up the mountain that rival any summit in the northeast.
After climbing for what seems like forever, you will hit fields of thousands upon thousands of wild flowers(this was late August). It really makes the previous few miles worth the effort. These fields go on for another 2 miles or so. All the while you are still climbing, but it is much more gradual.
Finally you will see the snow capped peaks surrounding Blue Miner. It was one of the most welcoming sights I have ever laid eyes on. After about 1/2 a mile, you finally get to see the lake. I looked at pictures of it for months, but they do not do it justice. The trail begins to dip down sharply towards the lake, on a very narrow path. But before you walk down, be sure to stop and take a 360 view all around you. Green lush fields, with vibrant wildflowers, snow covered rocky mountainsides, craggy rocks, huge trees, and this aqua blue crystal clear lake. In 28 years on this planet I've never seen something more beautiful.
Anyway, from there you climb on down this narrow path for about 1/2 a mile and arrive at the lake. It's super rocky to the left, I would suggest staying to the right and finding a nice campsite.
If it tickles your fancy, in the morning climb back up the goat trail again but this time stay to your left when you reach the top. An easy trail follows the rim of the mountain and leads you to a tundra like atmosphere. From there you can reach Sheep Mountain and have an unbelievable view of the Tetons, the red hills and lucky enough for us, the solar eclipse.
In short, if you're in decent shape do this trail, you 100% will not be disappointed.

Very muddy right now, but great trail through nice terrain, and a cool lake at the end!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice moderate hike! Some ups and downs but nothing too difficult. Ends with a beautiful lake and great views throughout.

hiking
10 months ago

Great scenery, variable terrain from woods to meadow, some elevation climb but also many level areas. Beautiful wild flowers all along the trail. Definitely on my recommended list! Bring picnic lunch to the lake, then explore beyond and above the lake itself.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy Trail, lots of wild flowers!

11 months ago

Spectacular flowers, no bugs on our trip. Hardly any others on trail. Best wildflowers we saw during our week of hiking.

Short and sweet!

on Ski Lake Trail

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

just finished hiking this trail and gave it a 5 start because the wild flowers are at peak and amazing!!

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Can only get to this trailhead with a 4 wheel vehicle the road is carved up by runiff. Got to trailhead early enough (8:45) am that we did not see anyone else until the last bit of the return trip. Beginning is steep through fields and some forest, then mostly moderate forest trails. Could only get to granite lake because of snow. Roundtrip was about 6.2 miles.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Awesome views and the perfect length for a morning hike before work or after.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Forest service calls this a "moderate" hike of three miles each way, so there are some discrepancies with the description. Essentially 1000 feet elevation gain over that distance, at times quite steep. But beautiful, with wildflowers working their way into bloom. There are three steam crossings, two of them involving logs, one of those not flattened. The third has a nice bridge. On a sunny Sunday morning, there were dozens making the hike, many with dogs.y

This was a great trail with some amazing views of the surrounding table top ranges. The water level was very high so forging the first stream involved getting wet, but the rest of the hike was in good shape. There is still snow in the pass and it is very wet up top so it is a little difficult to navigate the whole top prairie area. It seems very lightly traveled and very serene.

Good historical accounts and visuals of catastrophic land slide and resulting geological character changes. Short, but informative. Kids would enjoy.

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The hike to Goodwin lake is really beautiful and not so hard. The beginning is a little steep, but then it levels out until you get to Goodwin lake. About 3 miles to the lake. Continue around the left side of the lake, then head on the path that goes to open fields. It will get really steep there, and you will go around the south side of the mountain and head up. You will pass onto the alpine level, so no more trees. When you reach the top, the views are scenic. Sheep mountain can be seen and so can the Tetons. A super good hike, would 100% recommend this for someone looking to Summit a nice mountain!

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Short, very steep in parts. The trails goes around the front of the mesa...there is a smaller game trail along the side of the ridge that should be avoided and ends in a sheer face. Excellent views at the top

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Marked down because it starts in a horse pasture which can be very dusty or muddy. The mud was so thick it clung to our boots making us turn back before the lake. Brooks Lake is gorgeous, however.

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