Pretty easy trail through some impressive forest. One caveat, though. The Pulaski Tunnel itself is actually across the ravine from the trail end. Going up, I was under the impression that you could walk right up to the tunnel/site itself and look in. Unless the trail has been modified since 2013, this is the status. That being said, if you are in the area and you want a nice woodland trail to explore, this would be a good option.

backpacking
8 days ago

Suggest you take the St. Maries-Avery route. Trail head is 16 miles from Avery on very good gravel roads that pass though 3 old train tunnels. Hike in took 1 hour. We had the Lookout during the smokey season so the views were limited but still spectacular. Hike to spring water was 1 hour round trip with Huckleberries to to eat during breaks. Going back up with heavy water in the packs, the steep trail wasn't that bad but plan to do it once!.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Great short little hike on a well kept trail. There are some moderate inclines with nice Lake views and lots of shade.

Did this trail last October with the pretty fall colors. I would call it an easy hike that most people could do. Athough it is not one of the most amazing hikes I have done I do like a trail with purpose and it does have that. This historical route follows the creek through a canyon up to the mine where Ed Pulaski and his crew waited for the 1910 fire to pass over. The forest service did a great job with the information sign boards and historical facts that are loaded with good reads. I posted a blog about this trail with lots of photos; here is a link if you are interested http://www.jesshahajphotography.com/blog/2016/11/refuge-from-the-fire-the-pulaski-tunnel-trail.

happy hiking!

Short but steep.

hiking
1 month ago

I escaped from a meeting of friends at nearby Garfield Bay, and grabbed a quick hike on this trail. The trail is quite pleasant, with lots of wild flowers, forest, and scenic views of the lake. There are a few ups and downs, but nothing that will take too much wind out of your sails. There is another intersecting trail - Lost Lake Trail. I'm going to come back and map this for AllTrails.

We arrived at the trail head toward the end of the day and made our way up the trail. It's a steep climb in places, so we made slow progress. By the time we arrived at the lookout, dusk had fallen and the trail had become difficult to see. Thankfully, we arrived before it got too dark to continue. We had the lookout rented, so we were able to spend the next few nights there.

The views were, as expected, fantastic. The lookout provides a good location to set out on day hikes along multiple trails.

Good hike, lots of history in my town.

Great hike that follows the river. Worth the trip and almost anyone can do it.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and I chose this as our second hike of the year. It is up hill all the way in. The last half mile is really steep. There are log seats along the way that are nice when you are older like us. We had our grandsons with us so we stopped along the river and let them dip into the cold water and cool off. There were several other hikers but not crowded by any means. Everybody was nice and polite.