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This is one of my favorite hikes. Beautiful scenery, lots of waterfalls, and a lovely lake.

You can only walk along the road right now and can make it to Brainard lake. Going all the way to lake Isabelle will require snow shoes, skies and other gear. Still a very pretty hike though!

Challenging little hike that takes you over scenic rivers and up rocky creek beds. There was considerable snow during the second half of the hike in which trekking poles or crampons would be advisable. The scenery around the lake was gorgeous and camping among the foxes and coyotes was a nice contrast to city life.

It was a nice hike and I camped out that evening. I did see there is no camping with out a permit June 1st through September 15 also no fires are allowed east of the continental decide. Just a heads up. Also the trail was very busy

In early May we couldn't make it up to Lake Isabelle by foot because the road is blocked off for snow about 2 miles before parking for the Lake Isabelle hike. But I'm the Summer hiking to Lake Isabelle is a delight. We did however hike along the closed road and it was still beautiful and peaceful. The snow along the closed road was shoveled to the side and we saw lots of chipmunks, blue birds, woodpeckers, a bunny, squirrels, deer traces and partially frozen lakes.

9 days ago

loved this trial, quick little get away. lots of snow packed inclines, way better with krampons. River roaring beautifuly. stalked by a moose and dropped phone in lake (had to jump in to get it) and still had a blast

The second half of the trail is still PACKED with snow! The first quarter mile also has a lot of water from the snow melting. I would advise hiking poles to keep from slipping and no tennis shoes.

Great hike, upper half of trail still snow packed.

Really beautiful!

Always a beautiful trail. Even after the fresh snow that just fell, you didn't need snowshoes to make it to Lost Lake.