nature trips

wild flowers



no dogs

5 hours ago

Not to challenging!! The wind is a bitch once you're past the timberline. Will need micro spikes. Make sure to pass peacock pool to get to chasm.

First half of the trail, if you go clockwise, is amazing. Really pretty views and dogs are allowed off-leash. Really enjoyed it! The second half you are just walking on a frontage road along a creek with not much to look at. Still a great hike, though.

2 days ago

Perfectly sunny day. The first mile spikes required. Middle 2 miles not so mulch as you are on dirt/rock/snow and final mile you need along the slop and to scale up to the lake. The trail is a little hard to find as you get above tree line and the wind picked up. Well worth the trip as the lake is frozen over and not covered in snow. Great views.

Beautiful trail. Dog friendly.

8 days ago

great trail. very windy above treeline.. microspikes are needed. it gets sketchy the last mile. but if you have microspikes (and trekking poles) it isn't bad.

It was a gorgeous day today hiking in short sleeves in December. My dog loved the off-leash areas. It was steep in a few places, but hey, I am 60 and not as fast as I used to be. Great local hike for all abilities.

9 days ago

I had microspikes, which helped with ice in the beginning parts of the trail. Some parts of the trail were easy to lose in the snow, but GPS helped. Overall very doable and beautiful up at the lake.

15 days ago

Really nice hike with the pups and saw folks with different abilities manage well. The trail was well marked and easy to follow. There was lots of traffic in the afternoon and the lot was full. This was a very well managed trail with lots of great views to offer. It's been unseasonably warm so there wasn't any snow or ice to worry about to get to the trail.

The views were soo amazing today, will definitely do this hike again!

16 days ago