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camping
1 day ago

awesome!

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail with beautiful views, but way too many bikers on it for comfort. It seemed like every five minutes we had to move to the side to let someone pass.

hiking
3 days ago

Great place to go for a beautiful hike through meadows of wild flowers. I uploaded photos but there did not attach to my review.

hiking
6 days ago

I kind of like the place but man did I get bit by some vicious flies! It was hard to know though because I didn't really feel anything at the time. But over the next several days they got worse and even went through that oozing phase out of the middle of the bite. Damn! Pretty nice soak though once you find or adjust the water.

it's a 8 mile hike. the first 6 of which are gradual uphill, enough to give you a work out, gradual enough to keep you going. The top of the mountain, the view is breathtaking, very beautiful, and would have been more beautiful if not for the smoke over the valleys. the trail ends far from a lake. The trail itself doesn't end, just on the app map. keep an eye out for a sign that says "Lola Lakes" because it has an arrow pointing towards the lake, (about a half mile before the end.) Towards the end of the trail is a fresh water spring coming from the rocks. its clean, cold, and fresh. absolutely safe to drink. Me and my buddy drowned a bottle each and felt just fine the next morning. The hike back, starts with a steep climb back to the peak, and its easy going from there. Have fun, stay safe and keep hydrated.

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked last Sunday. Beautiful wildflowers and trees! Some dead trees from a recent fire. The hike is steep in parts, narrow, too. The lake is gorgeous! We spent about an hour at the lake, taking photos, lunching, and enjoying this beautiful creation. There's some loose gravel in the last quarter mile or so, be careful heading up and down. Totally worth the 2 1/2 hour drive!

hiking
8 days ago

This trail doesn’t actually start where the map shows, so we walked about .75 miles to get to the real trailhead (keep driving up the mountain to the true trailhead signage). The trail was really overgrown, so we didn’t go more than 100 yards before turning back and walking to the car. None of us were prepared to be in growth like that, so none of us had pants on.

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail! It can only be accessed through a forest service road, but aside from some washboards it was well maintained and I didn’t need 4 wheel drive to get there. And we did have to back track to a different forest service road because the one on google maps was closed. Turn at Edna creek and take the 384 to 348. The trail is beautiful and the lake was a great place to spend the day.

I took my parents to these hot springs in July and had an awesome time. Very short easy hike to get to the springs which was great for the older folks. The springs are next to the river which is great for mixing the cold and hot water to get your desired temperature.

hiking
9 days ago

We loved this hike, it was good for all ages! The hike itself was short but spectacular and the lake was amazing. Next time we will pack in more supplies to hang out by the lake longer.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hidden trail! The trail portion of this hike starts about .5 miles up from where it stays the trail head is, but the road is rough and barely traveled by cars, so it’s not unpleasant to start farther down. The beginning of the trail is overgrown, but within 2 minutes in the trail becomes more clear and visible. We saw a herd of elk, blue jays, and a field of wildflowers. Pretty good trade off for mild bushwhacking and no other people.

hiking
13 days ago

My 1st real hike, never seen High mountain lake before. Trailhead is hard to reach via forrest service road. Trail itself was definitely steep but quite scenic. Last half mile its all deadwood from forest fire last year. Lake was perfect temp for swim and full of fish. Downhill hike was a breeze tho!

It was such a beautiful hike and the wildflowers are still in full bloom! The dip in Jennie Lake is the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back!

Very nice work out. No shade and lots and lots of bugs. Stink bugs and those big crickets. It was eerie in some areas where the trail narrowed and you had to duck to avoid the over grown branches that blocked your path. You were surrounded by the sounds of all these bugs all around you. And you had to dodge the bugs that jumped out at you. This is why the low score. Not a fan of bugs but this was a bit much. Less dogie droppings. then some ;)

15 days ago

The first mile of this hike is a little tough but it is so well worth it, the fields of flowers and the Crystal Clear Lake are spectacular.

Trail is closed until December 2018

Just Do It! You will not be sorry..well worth the time..beautiful drive to trailhead...short 25-30min hike to the lake...tough hour hike back up but just take your time and enjoy the scenery. Bring some repellent mosquitos are bad. Felt bad walking thru folks campsites along the trail...campers weren't too worried about it! Great "first time" hike for you or the fam!

Great trail for the views. 9.5 miles and 2k elevation change. Only 4 hikers that I saw and 3 ATVs. Take plenty of water. This is a Forest Service road up to the summit

Easily marked trailhead with facilities. You hike down first to the lake, and back up. It was somewhat busy the Sunday afternoon we went, but still scenic, and you had ample space to yourself.

Hike back up is decently steep, but very short and there is lots of trees for shade.

Very nice views, both of the alpine meadows and also the lake. Water was cold ans very refreshing to dip your feet into.

This was nicer than I expected. While it is an actual dirt road rather than a single trail, the vistas were spectacular. I headed off at 9am on a hot Sunday and only started coming across others on my way down. The whole thing took three hours and that included a side excursion at the top. . Think it would be too hot to head out after noon on days with high temps. It is a steep uphill but enough breaks to make it okay. An excellent break on the drive from Boise up to Stanley or beyond. Note: there were a few ATVs and dirt bikes but all were v polite road users and overall there wasn’t a constant flow. I felt I had the world to myself for most of the time.

Hiked this yesterday (7/21/18). Tough at first. Good incline to get one ready for a large mountain hike. Took about 3 hours to summit. Lots of shade and trees. Beautiful views along the way and absolutely gorgeous views at the summit! I will hike this one again!

My dog absolutely loved walking the trail and so did I!!

mountain biking
23 days ago

Great trail!

hiking
29 days ago

This was a good hike with the sound of the stream running adjacent to the trail much of the way and pretty wildflowers. It was very warm on our hike and it made the it that much more difficult. The way up is a constant uphill grade and gave me a good workout. There were fish jumping in the beautiful lake and I was able to catch one! Quite a drive to get there but worth it IMO.

Started at Redfish heading counterclockwise, I'd recommend if you're trying to knock out some miles. The trail was rather boring for a while though. From a views standpoint grandjean on was great. If I did again I'd try to nix the leg from red fish to Stanley to grandjean it just felt like miles.

hiking
29 days ago

Quick hike, not a lot of traffic, great views of the Boise forest and distant mountains!

My favorite hike!!! Down hill with some loose rock until you get to the lake. It is only a mile to the lake. I hike all the way around the lake and really love the views from everywhere in this hike!! Some beautiful spots to tie up a hammock and enjoy some time. The parking area is small. There is also a "bathroom"(nice outhouse) at the trailhead. I would take some bug spray with you though.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike, really enjoyable.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was pretty at the start but the trailhead was not well marked and the beginning was straight up in sand and rocks no switchbacks. After the first 2 miles the trail became overgrown and hard to follow. So many false peaks and I was a bit worried there toward the end I would run out of water (had four liters). The last 3/4 mile I couldn’t even find where the trail was...I was tired of bushwhacking struggling to find the trail and turned around. With this being one of the Grand Slam Peaks it should be marked better and maintained a little more. While the views of sunrise were gorgeous over the lake at the beginning I don’t think I would want to do this one again.

Very pleasant hike. Several spots had amazing views. Good variety in the available views.

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