Had a great time! Took two days

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20 days ago

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1 month ago

We parked at Granite Rd, no fee and great access. Loved this trail, it's among boulders with some elevation and scrambling if you want to adventure off. Reaching the lake was spectacular, it's beautiful, clear and the surrounding rock formations creating a beautiful landscape. Pay close attention to the white dots to keep you on the trail. We ended up off the trail a number of times, which was fun in its own regard but added to the mileage. We would definitely do this hike again.

on Flume Trail

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Awesome leisurely hike! Beautiful wilderness featuring rock formations, grassy meadows, and plenty of canyon to explore if you're feeling adventurous. There is some rock stepping but nothing too difficult.

Took us a little while to find trailhead so here are some directions: easiest access for this hike is from Granite Dells road about a mile north of Watson Lake Park on I-89 you can turn right on Granite Dells Road and there is a small parking lot on your right to access the trailhead. You can access the trails from Watson Lake as well but it's $3 to park.

From where we parked up north of Granite Dells Road, there are multiple forks to explore the canyon but we stayed to the left, hugging the creek on our left all the way to the dam. Great place to crack a cold one or enjoy some lunch.

2 months ago

It was a good long hike... and the view at the end of the trail was worth it...
Fossil Creek is an amazing river.... so clear and refreshing....

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2 months ago

Beautiful scenery & definitely an easy hike. Although the actual trail heads were difficult to find. I just randomly started hiking on furthest west end of lake (near kayak dock) and hiked to the dam then looked back at map and appears I did this one. Had a great time ! Want to go back and do complete loop!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

This is the trail I always bring friends and out-of-town guests to. I take it to the Watson Lake dam rather then circumnavigating the lake. It's well shaded (when not on rocks), offers creek-side hiking, flat picnic areas, wooden bridges, and a rushing waterfall spilling over the dam (however, this is a seasonal waterfall). The trail is nice because most of it is a loop. I like taking the right fork on the way out and then coming back via the left fork. The right fork takes you up the rocks where you follow white spray-painted dots. This is the heart-pumping section of the trail. After descending near the dam, the cottonwood trees and reeds are so lush and beautiful, providing excellent shade. Return by following the creek, where you'll likely see ducks and hear bullfrogs. This is the flat-ish way back, so it's nice to do last. Excellent hike in summer and fall. The changing leaves in fall make it really special.

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4 months ago

Great trail with rolling hills and pine trees. A couple miles in was Goldwater lake which was a great surprise.

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

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