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Not really a hike, but still worth the short walk around the lake for the amazing views. We got some great photos of three moose taking a stroll through the lake during our walk on June 27, 2018.

Awesome, family friendly hike! Got there around 830a on Sunday morning and had parking / not too many people / enjoyed breakfast on the lake watching the birds and the ducks! Very nice walking path!

9/18/18 fantastic hike that just keeps getting better as you go. Variety in the trail and hiking to the base of the Keyboard of the Winds and Longs worth it then throw in the magnificent Spearhead. Hard to beat, and Frozen Lake too! (Minus 1/10 star for wind).

walking
2 months ago

This is not a real hike. Good for those with little kids. I went super early to catch the sunrise and ended up seeing two moose (cow and calf). That was amazing, but before that I ran into a loud and obnoxious group of college kids there for the "gram". That was very annoying. If you go be respectful of the stillness especially in the early morning hours.

Great trail for any age, well maintained & beautiful views of mountains!

nice view of mts. But ,don't bother , overcrowded , man made lake, murkey, little or no fish , flies when u try to eat. lots of ppl. very nice view of mountains though.

Easy beautiful heavy populated trail

hiking
3 months ago

Simple easy stroll. Saw a moose mom with her twins.

hiking
3 months ago

Super easy “stroll” around the lake, very flat, great for young families, wheelchairs. The walk around the lake was just spectacular, calm day when I went and the mirror reflection of the peaks in the lake is something I’ll never forget. Nice that there is a trail for “everyone” so they can enjoy the beauties of nature, too. Saw lots of young families and elderly in wheelchairs. Glad I took the time to do this extremely easy walk, almost passed on it because eager to do the more strenuous hikes. Highly recommend because of its pure natural beauty! We were there July 2018.

walking
3 months ago

A pleasant stroll on a flat, wide path around a beautiful lake. Apparently we were about 3 minutes too late to see a bear. bummer. We extended the hike soon the trail to Glacier campground and saw a couple of deer, though. This is not a place to get away from people, but at least early in the morning (6:30 ish) it was still fairly quiet.

hiking
3 months ago

We came on July 11 Wednesday at 5am. It was dark and we were the 3rd car parked in the lot. Used flashlights for about 10 min until first light. Sat for a while and watched the sunrise. As we were coming to end of the loop around the lake we spotted 2 moose walk right across the trail into the lake. As we were watching them, we saw a mama elk and her baby come into the lake from the other side. We watched all that for about 20 min until the moose made there way to the other side of the lake. As we were leaving we saw multiple deer on our drive out of the park. The lake was nice but the wildlife and views at sunrise were amazing.

beautiful lil stroll

Short and sweet

walking
4 months ago

Fun trail - serves as a good warm-up hike. A moose came from the marshy area south of the lake and proceeded to go in the lake to eat on 7/11/18.

walking
4 months ago

Great trail around a beautiful lake!! We saw moose, fish, small rodents and all sorts of cute ducks. It’s a quick and relaxing trail that allows you to take some beautiful mountain photos. I highly recommend to pop in for the .6 quick walk. There are also numerous tables to enjoy a nice snack or lunch.

hiking
4 months ago

It is a very small lake but a great spot to eat and go to the bathroom. The lake is beautiful with the mountains in the background. It is extremely flat so it would be very doable for all ages. I don’t know if it is worth venturing out to but it is on your way to a lot of other hikes so it is nice to stop there and look around.

Basically, an easy way to find a beautiful view. The TH is right there though so def not a hike. A great place to take photos, and see some wild life in the early morning

What a thrill! If you're planning on attempting to summit, I would arrive at the trailhead no later than 5 or 5:30 AM, and then you have to be ready for 9-10 hours of pretty difficult work. The reward is well worth it! Take your time climbing the Spearhead, the trail is often obscured. I'll definitely be going back!

hiking
4 months ago

I'm shock that this does not have higher score! Sure, this isn't really a "hike", but the view from the mountain is gorgeous. It is a great spot for sunset, and you can have dinner before that at the tables. There is also a good amount of wild life, mainly birds but sometimes biggest animals too. Why eat at the campground when you can have this?!

Easy, nice flat walk with our baby and grandparents.

A nice stroll and beautiful scene, but it was very busy.

My friends and I just did a 4 day backpacking trip, June 6th through the 9th. I absolutely loved this trail, being a Texan who has never hiked in any elevation or on trails with any substantial elevation gain this was a difficult trail for us. We averaged four miles a day but didn’t push ourselves too hard. First night was an pine ridge, we then hiked to finch lake where we stayed for two nights and day hiked to pear lake on the third day. The prepared camp sites at both pine ridge and finch lake were nice and clean. Pear lake was gorgeous, a lot more snow than I was expecting. It’s very well marked as well. I would definitely hike this trail again. It’s a great beginner multi day backpacking trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy walk around the lake. Beautiful view of Halletts Peak. We went in the late afternoon, and there were a lot of fly fishermen. It was cool to see!

Super easy level trail. Good for taking a toddler on. Beautiful views. Lots of good photo ops. Easy parking.

hiking
5 months ago

A very easy trail. Easy parking. Lots of ducks and great views.

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy trail with amazing views and lots of nature surrounding it. Saw several elk and tons of ducks, also great for fishing. Not a lot of people on the trail, so you’ll have plenty of time to yourself!

Simple hike with amazing views

5/23. Nice easy walk around the lake. Saw a couple of elk. Great place for a picnic.

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