Anglers and writers consistently tout Eleven Miles large reservoir for its outstanding fishing. When not reeling in a rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee or pike, there are nearly five miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that await exploration. Canoe the day away around the shores of the backcountry. Fish from the shore or a boat while enjoying scenic vistas. Camp comfortably in designated campsites located around the shoreline, nestled among trees in the backcountry, or tucked away in secluded canyon pockets and remote hillsides. Ideal wind conditions make Eleven Mile a popular but not overly crowded destination for sailing, windsurfing and winter ice boating on this wide-open reservoir. Motor boaters and kayakers also find plenty of room to play during the summer months. Many species of birds reside in or migrate through the park, making for wonderful bird watching prospects. Neighboring park, Spinney Mountain, offers additional opportunities for birding and fishing. Waterfowl hunting chances for a wide variety of ducks are excellent and are available each fall!

I give this four stars, but it’s really easy to get off the trail. It is beautiful this time of year with the snow on the distant mountains, the beautiful blue water and few visitors making for a beautiful hike! Other trails like the Black Bear aren’t marked on all trails and I couldn’t find itinerary the app. It’s just the little lines as secondary trails, but there are several and markings are rather haphazard, so stick with the Midland trail if you go, otherwise you might be like us blazing your own way and walking over 5 miles instead of 3.4!

Easy trail offering beautiful views. We did not see a single person on the whole 3.6 mike loop.

Great fishing, to boot!!

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5 months ago

just did little part of it while we were on camping. still worth a try.

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6 months ago

Family friendly and plenty of water along the way for dogs. 4 stars as it is not very well marked, there are multiple trails. Great lake views!

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