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BackpackingBlowdownGreat!Over grown

This hike is not for the faint of heart, but if you put in the work you will be rewarded with epic views and a number of alpine lakes! Did the lollipop hike 9/5-9/7 over three days. The first day has sooo much elevation gain so mentally prepare. Would recommend either spending the first night at the springs or on the top of the butte or at the first lake. So either get all the elevation done on day one or split it up to tackle on day two as well. There aren't camping spots in between. There were a few streams here and there but plan on almost no water in between Boulder Creek and the lakes. It also can be confusing to find the trail past the hot springs. There are lots of spur trails to campsites at the springs, but you'll want to go in between these to head up the hill. You might have to go near people's camps to get to the trail. Don't go far left or far right, you won't find it. It's there though and it's a very obvious trail. Once you get to the lakes there are lots of options for camping and a nice easy trail to explore them however long you want. The way down is quick and lots of losing elevation so take care of your knees! We had tons of huckleberries along the way! Bring something to take some with you! Overall great hike and way to see the area. Didn't encounter too many people which is nice. Hot springs wasn't too busy either.

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Jenna McCrorie reviewed Spruce Lake Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grown
First to Review

This trail is actually about 8 miles round trip if you go all the way to Spruce Lake; we were expecting a short day hike, and ended up with more than we bargained for so just be aware of that! It's absolutely gorgeous back there, though...the first section of the trail up to the pass is really thick and overgrown but it opens up as soon as you begin your descent down to the lake. Lots of bugs at the lake!

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Cee Carson reviewed Selway Crags via Big Fog Trail
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This area is closed due to covid

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Chan Smith reviewed Fish Lake Trail
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BackpackingBugsGreat!
First to Review

Beautiful trail with neat water features. Be prepared for a long dirt road (in fairly good condition) to get to the trailhead. Bugs towards evening were thick.

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Hiking

We went in to the hot springs and although Algae was present the hot water was relaxing. From there we packed up to the lakes on day two in late July and hoping to find water along the way we found none until we finally arrived at the lakes. Pack in lots of water as the trail is steep and long and the seasonal streams dry. There also is a lot of burn out midway. The lakes have Mosquitoes everywhere. I’ve never seen so many so fly fishing was out. Day three to the top was the best day as the summit has a great 360 view of surroundings. Hoped to see wildlife but did not.

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Eric Henslin reviewed Upper Bear Lake Trail
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HikingBugsRocky
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It is further than 4.2 miles. My GPS says we did 5.6 miles. The trail is rocky but good, the climb is easy and the views are good. BRING BUG SPRAY! We got eaten alive by mosquitoes.

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Did this trail a number of years back with the Boy Scouts. Absolutely gorgeous trail, with lots of beautiful vantage points to see the mountains. the trail passes through the hot springs, and goes upward to the lakes. Dont be fooled, this is not an easy hike. Often times the trail goes up or down steep slopes without switchbacks. Some parts of the trail are not well kept, and depending on how long it's been since the last hikers came through, the trail can be tough to follow in the underbrush. It would be foolish to attempt to do in one day. give yourself time to enjoy it, plan on at least 2 days, if not more if you want to enjoy the springs and the lakes. we took 3 days, spending time in the springs, swimming and fishing at the lakes, and taking pics of the scenery. will definitely go back someday.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 24, 2018
Backpacking
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This trail should actually be called "Maude and Lottie Lakes and Seven Lakes Trail Loop", because it doesn't actually follow the Seven Lakes trail all the way around, and the signs on the trees reflect this. I decided to hike this as a day trip starting from Stanley Hot Springs, because I was already there and the AllTrails map cuts through the hot springs. For some odd reason, the map starts from the middle of the Stanley Hot Springs trail (not the trailhead), so the distance measurements and elevation gain are inaccurate. I started recording my trip on the AllTrails app at the location where the trail forks off into the loop. What I thought would be a short day-trip ended up turning into a 7-hour trek across 10 miles and a miserable 4200 foot elevation change. I barely made it back to the campsite before sunset, but not before I was soaking wet from rain-soaked overgrown foliage that covered this poorly maintained trail. While the views were pretty nice at the higher elevation areas, there are some major problems with this trail that prevent me from ever recommending this trail to anyone. Firstly, there are no switchbacks. You're just going straight up and down sheer mountainsides perpendicular to the topographical lines. This is abhorrent. Second, the trail is completely overgrown with foliage when following the Seven Lakes side of the loop, and it's very easy to lose the trail. The overgrowth is also sure to make your clothes and shoes soaked if it has rained recently. I spent about 1.5 - 2 hours trudging through dense overgrowth. Someone really needs to go in with a machete and clean the place up. Was it worth it? No. But I did see a pine marten, I guess.

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Paddle sports
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One of my favorite rivers that I've run. Beauty, Solitude fun rapids.

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Ash :) reviewed Lower Bear Lake
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Juhienah Khalaf reviewed Spruce Lake Trail
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William Durbin reviewed Lower Bear Lake
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Marcus Petrey reviewed Lower Bear Lake
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