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Lionshead is much less muddy than starting from Strawberry Lane.

Awesome views. We hiked the trail June 7th of this year. The trail was 100% covered in snow for the last hour of the hike. The lakes were still frozen but the place was awesome. There was at least 10 feet of snow all around the lake. The views were worth it tho. Will go back this summer.

hiking
5 days ago

Lake is still frozen and is packed snow for the last mile or two. It is also nearly impossible to follow the trail for the last mile or two. Only saw two other groups that made it to the lake and we all took very different routes. Beautiful views throughout so definitely worth it. I would maybe wait until July for the snow to melt.

Great hike to bring the kids. Such a beautiful trail with a roaring stream. Don't forget the bug spray though. With all of the Aspen trees, this will be a trail to hit again in the fall.

hiking
6 days ago

Park service was on the job today and cleared most of the downed trees. Lovely trail!

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Really enjoyed the hike. Had hiked to the falls a few days before and decided to do the whole thing today. 4 hours round trip. The last review on here is still accurate. Lots of snow after the falls but enough tracks to easily get up to the frozen lake!

Great hike! Took my family and I (flat landers) about 2.5 hours to get up! We loved every minute of it. We ended up riding the gondola down.

hiking
7 days ago

This was a great trail, we brought our little dog, Chance, and he did great until the end, we had to take a few breaks in the shade. It's steep in a few areas but beautiful all the way up. The trail is well maintained and the view at the top was incredible. We had lunch at the top and took the gondola back down. Great hike!

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

on Gore Creek Trail

hiking
8 days ago

Really an amazing trail, beautiful scenery, wildflowers... Many muddy spots though. Unfortunately we were not able to get to the lake, because approximately 70% up the trail there was a lot of snow, mud and fallen trees, and we had no snow boots. Would have to come back properly equipped.

hiking
8 days ago

Made it all the way up to Booth Lake on June 15. My wife and I and one other hiker were the only 3 people to make it all the way as far as I know. We started at 7:30am and got to the lake at 12:00, stopping for a fair amount of pictures and using the app more than occasionally to find our way. We did not see anyone at all until about 2.5 hours in when we a solo hiker passed us. We would encounter him about an hour later, he was lost an unable to find the trail without the app/map downloaded (little or no phone service starting about half way up). The 3 of us made the final approach together, which was very strenuous in the snow/ice which was heavily textured and melting. The snow starts maybe 30 minutes past the falls and there were no tracks/footprints to follow and we could only find the actual trail intermittently. After another 30-45 minutes, it is all snow and the trail is entirely lost. The general path is relatively intuitive if you have studied the map, but we definitely needed the app to keep on course and avoid some of the more dangerous areas. This was a difficult hike, especially the final ascent up the lake in the exposed steep snowfields. Be careful of running tributaries under the snow and postholing. Snow was still firm enough to hike all the way (micro spikes and poles highly recommended!), but a few more days of sun may make it very difficult until it has mostly melted out. Guessing this is why only 3 people even attempted this on a beautiful day. Hike and scenery were absolutely spectacular. Lake is surrounded by deep snow and just starting to thaw. There are pools of brilliant mineral blue that contrast against the all white. Don't attempt to get down close to the lake, as it's impossible to tell where it begins and there would be no way to get out or rescued if you fall through. Highly recommended, just don't go alone, have the map and right gear and be able to hike 10 miles at altitude and through snow/ice for half the time. Definitely not the best time of the year to attempt (given the late season snows and recent heat/sun), but great sense of accomplishment if you do. Amazing to have such a special (and apparently usually busy) place all to ourselves.