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Dean Sletton reviewed Phylis Lake and Johnson Lake Loop
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Hiking

Great trail to two lakes much if the area was burned in 2016 but still beautiful in its own way.

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Ashley Ernst reviewed Four Mile Basin
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HikingBugsGreat!No shadeRocky

With 4wd and/or a higher clearance vehicle you can pull right up to the door mile basin trailhead. I found the first two thirds of this hike unenjoyable (not much shade in the heat of the day) until we got closer to lower twin lake with more Forest coverage. We went the extra half mile to upper twin lake and it was beautiful. Took a dip in the frigid water because, why not. We didn't see a single other person on the trail but saw lots of animal prints and fresh skat. The real is reasonably well maintained

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Tanja Morgan reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Hiking

From the trailhead to the Fourmile Basin lake measured on my Garmin was 7 miles one way. Well maintained trails and bridges. Views are spectacular. Recommend!

Tristan Eddy reviewed Phylis Lake and Johnson Lake Loop
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One reviewer said it's 15 miles to Johnson lake - it is not. It's only 5.4 miles if you leave from the Middle Fork Trailhead and take the right turns. Beautiful scenery and you're hiking next to the river pretty much the whole time. We were backpacking and planned on camping but we ran into a snag. The mosquitos on the trail up to Johnson were pretty gnarly but when we got to the lake it was unlike anything I've ever seen in my life. There were hundreds and hundreds of them swarming all around. Our poor pups were being eaten alive even though they had on repellent. The mozzies were so bad we actually ended up backpacking out at 7pm. Bring a gallon of DEET and a bag of decoy blood if you plan on camping overnight.

Ryan Hessler reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Grayson Katzenbach reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this one! The elevation gain is slow, so you don’t notice the climb too much. Nice change of scenery, with it getting a bit snowy at the top. Lovely view of the basin at the end, perfect for eating lunch at. Check out the upper basin! Worth the extra .5 miles

Kathy York reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Backpacking

This is a great trail to some beautiful lakes. It’s amazing how quickly the trees have grown in this area. I was saddened by how much garbage there was at Four Mile Basin (Lower Lake.) People tried to burn aluminum foil, foil food pouches, etc. Lots of t.p. in areas...

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HikingBugs

Muddy in places. We only went as far as Upper Phyllis Lake . It was a pretty hike and we had the place to ourselves. Echo rating, B-. Works better with a deep voice.

Cheyenne Crooker reviewed Phylis Lake and Johnson Lake Loop
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This is a lovely hike. It’s 15 miles TOTAL from the parking lot to Johnson Lake. The mileage is a little confusing, I thought the entire loop was 15 miles. The are parts of the trail which are muddy, some area of lots of rocks, and some area I had to walk through water. (Hiked July 20, 2019). It’s quite uphill going to Lake Johnson and very downhill on the way out. I advise leaving early I’d you’re planning a day hike. It’s also a super nice place for fishing and overnight camping.

Gloria Hoffman reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Road to trail in very bad shape. Need to be on that road for about 4 miles. Not the kind of road you want to drive with a passenger car.

Maria Renee reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Hiking

This trail splits about two miles in, can go right to Four Mike Basin, or lefts to Twin Lakes. Haven’t been to Four Mike Basin, but did do the ~7.6 mile round trip to Twin Lakes. Absolutely beautiful views the entire way, several creek and river crossings on cute bridges, lots of places for dogs to drink. Very gradual climb, I’d honestly rate this as an easy hike. Took my 12 pound mutt on this, and didn’t have any difficulty. Hardest part of the hike was the last half mile to the lakes, since it’s in dense trees and snow completely covered the trail. Lots of fresh moose and elk scat. Very easy and pretty hike!

Justin Sixkiller reviewed Phylis Lake and Johnson Lake Loop
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First to Review

great hike till we ran into snow. made it to about two miles from the lake.

Keith Miller reviewed Big Pintler Loop
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First to Review

A major fire burned more of the area than what was described in the trail guide. Now the entire trail from the trailhead to Johnson Lake is burned. Luckily, the edge of the burn is at the bottom end of the lake, so the campsites are still good and the lake is still clear. My son caught a lot of trout, and we ate a couple for dinner. We also camped at Upper Phyllis Lake, which wasn't so lucky in escaping the fire. As a consequence, the lake wasn't as clear as it probably once was, but my son caught fish there anyway. Campsites are few at Phyllis Lake.

Steve Steve Warren reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Backpacking

nice easy trail snowed on us week before labor day

Mike Ponzini reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Hiking

Had never hiked before and went on this trail when I was 17 back in 1995 with friends. Fell asleep at the end by the lake and woke up to back spasms. When I stood up I found that a flying squirrel had crept under the small of my back and was sleeping with me. Took me 23 years to find this place again.

Kathy York reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Hiked the trail on July 6th. The trail was cleared of all downfall. Beautiful views coming out. Moderately easy hike.

Kelly Miller reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Walking
First to Review

Great trail. Only gets a little tough near the lake because there is still a lot of snow to get through.

Vicki Whipple-Mueller reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Joel Wish reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Tracey Fleming reviewed Four Mile Basin
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richard harper reviewed Ridgeview Hike and Bike
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Lisa Bower reviewed Four Mile Basin
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Madelyn Eggers reviewed Ridgeview Hike and Bike
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