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hiking
21 hours ago

Hiked this trail on 6/17/17. All the snow was melted away and it was a great hike! Lots of nice spots to camp overnight if you wanted to backpack in. The lake was beautiful!

Would give 5 stars but trail is only open for 0.7 mile. Huge cedars are very impressive esp ones that toppled from the fire. Part that is open is very nice and workers did a great job removing a large number of downed trees.

Hike this every year with my dad and it never gets old. Views up top are 360 and mountains for miles. Usually can't access the roads to get to the trail head until about June, sometimes July depending on the winter. We usually only see about one other person, maybe two, the whole hike which is nice. I would definitely recommend going in the Fall when the leaves start to change.

Great spot. Not too busy of trails. Plenty of options.

hiking
1 day ago

This is an easy hike. We went on 6/24/17. It was a hot Saturday and very crowded. The trail has sweeping forest views on the way up, and the lake itself is gorgeous. We even swam in it for a second!

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Drove 2.5 hours to hike this trail after reading an article that said it was opening today. Just to find out 1 mile up the hike, the trail was closed. Would have been nice to see that posted on this website before we made the trip. Even a note at the trail head would have been nice. :(

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Love this trail! It's an easy walk around the lake, but beautiful and plenty of places to stop and get in the water along the way!

This particular trail takes you to lower Steven Lake, I did not know there was another one further up until after the hike. You gain a good chunk of elevation over the two miles but there are plenty of beautiful views to stop and take pictures (rest). Crossing the creek gives you a few good waterfall views too. Loved how easy it was to drive to the trailhead and nice quick hike to gorgeous views!