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20 hours ago

My 3 year old only made it half way but my 6 year old ran to the top. He fell a sleep as soon as we got back to the car. Beautiful views and a nice little work out. Love the trees and fresh air.

pretty trail, and pretty easy. just busy with bike riders

one of the most beautiful hikes in the area, easy hike!

I think I took the wrong turn once I reached the service road, but it was still a decent hike with some limited views of the lake as you climbed

The power was out in Hayden, this morning, so rather than sit and tell myself ghost stories until sunlight, I headed for Big Tree Trail. I came up the mountain at 5:30 am, in the dark. As I write this, I am sitting on the log beneath the big tree. In spite of the wind and rain last night, it is a beautiful morning. There were a few fallen branches across the trail, but I've cleared them. The morning is splendid! I am happy to be alive!

6 days ago

Hiked this awesome lake for the second time a couple days ago. Lots and lots of snow October 15, 2017. At most we were trudging through 1.5 feet, however the trail was packed down nicely so it wasn't too bad.

I took the camera and drone along on this one and filmed the whole thing. For a better feel for the hike and to get an idea, check it out at https://youtu.be/LkkMSA7CxGI

..Or search Lone Lake on YouTube and it'll be the third one down. I'd appreciate any feedback so I can make these better.

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Getting snowy up there. good hike even in the snow.

This trail isn't very clearly marked. It definitely isn't for small children or anyone with knee problems. The brush grows right over the trail so a good portion of it is very overgrown. Would be a very wet hike in the rain. Lake is pretty, camp site leaves a lot to be desired. No real level spots to put a tent. Would be perfect for hammock tenting. We did this hike in July, it was nice and warm, water was perfect for swimming. Lots of gnats and mosquitoes. Save yourself 3/4 of a mile and drive up the gravel road just past the Stevens lake Trail head. You can drive right up to the trail. There's room for a few cars to park and still turn around.

11 days ago

We did this hike 10/8/17. We arrived early and were surprised to find about an inch of snow. We couldn't take the road past the blossoms lakes trailhead because the snow was weighing down bushes enough that we could hardly walk the road. Luckily it's an easy enough hike that the extra mile or so each was no big deal. It was a beautiful hike and the lake was amazing. We stayed and fished for a bit and eventually the sun came out and melted the snow mostly. We will be back again. I was hoping to get more fall colors, but it was more like winter was just arriving. The drive up was full of brilliant fall colors though.