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Super easy hike from Anthony Lake, but worthwhile! Lots of granite boulders to climb on at the top. Sometimes the full loop is impassable unless you don’t mind getting your feet very wet.

I’ve done this hike as a day trip with kids and 60 something women and it’s totally doable for both ages. Well maintained trail all the way up with no water crossings. The trail is mostly shade, but still pack plenty of water for the trek. Not overly crowded, but lots of dogs. There are some good places on the west side to camp if you don’t mind the mosquitoes. There are a couple sandy parts, too, in case you’re brave enough to swim.

Very pretty! Dogs loved it. Bring bug spray :) also parking is very limited, not exactly big truck friendly so be prepared to get creative.

great place. we will be back!

For an experienced backpacker, this is easily doable in 2 nights. Absolutely stunning views, wildlife, and wildflowers. We started at marble creek pass and stayed at twin lakes the first night and summit the second. If you can end at Anthony Lakes on a Sunday during the summer, the starbottle saloon should be open and you can reward yourself for knocking out 23 miles with some beer and pizza.

hiking
23 days ago

Completed this as a day hike on 6/23/18 - awesome hike and we saw two mountain goats grazing in the meadow up by the lakes! Yes, it was closer to 8 miles round trip than 6. The trail didn't seem to follow exactly what AllTrails has marked. Also, the parking and trailhead situation was a little confusing - there was one sign pointing straight labeled "Twin Lakes TH 1/2", so we followed it and ended up at a parking lot with an unlabeled trailhead. We were confused because AllTrails didn't have this labeled as the start of the trail, so we turned around and parked the car back at the sign, and hiked to the right. It turns out that both ways are viable options and they eventually meet up with each other.

hiking
27 days ago

Love it very cleaned out trail and open some uphill spots but totally worth it when you get to the top!

hiking
9 months ago

Lots of uphill

hiking
10 months ago

Cool hike, very pretty lakes at the top. Lots of little side trails to explore around on as well.

on Twin Lakes Trail

10 months ago

It's about 8 miles round trip...and half the adventure is just getting there on those rough gravel roads! Really fun hike! Beautiful meadows and wild flowers near the end, which makes it all worthwhile!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike, poorly signed. Trailhead wasn't easy to find, but the sights were pleasant. Fairly busy area. Also, the entry is easier from the Elkhorn Crest Trailhead than from the Anthony Lake shoreline.

Love the scenery here!

trail running
11 months ago

Steep climb, but the lakeside view is worth it.

very beautiful

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

breathtaking

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Climb up is a little steep but so worth it! Bring bug spray cause there are a lot! Once you're there WOW! So Beautiful, peaceful, with many more trails to do. We walked around the lake, found waterfalls and experienced many more views. Will definitely do again!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This hike was amazing! The whole hike is beautiful. You come to a stream that's gorgeous and then some clearings that are amazing. The trail itself makes many unnecessary twist and turns and towards the end my boyfriend and I start to veer from the trail and just follow the creek but the lake is gorgeous and it was a fun hike.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great quick hike! Beautiful small lake and falls!

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

It's an easy hike

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

I love this trail! Be sure to bring lots of water and snacks. It's a tough hike.

backpacking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Went in late September 2016, it was great!. However, it was snowing at the submit and rained a lot on the way up and down. Wasn't prepared for wet weather either. Switch backs are a bit rough at first, and didnt realize how much elevation you gain either. Overall though, i'd do it again. It was fun, scenery is great.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

We just did the first part up to Black Lake. It was absolutely beautiful and very easy except for one steep part

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Nice Sunday hike, did it 1st weekend in November with a little snow on the ground. Forest trail along a creek leads to nice lakes and mountains. Enjoyed it very much

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Yes, more like 4 miles in and 8 round trip. Climbing the whole time, but has some pretty good switchback trails. With some rest stops, it's doable. The lake is a gorgeous gift at the end and you won't want to leave. Beautiful valleys and views of the mountains that you'll want a camera for. Trail head start is clearly marked with a parking area. Water available all over along the trail so if you have a filtration system bring it to alleviate the load. Not well travelled, you may encounter one person, if that especially if you go on a week day. So worth it!

backpacking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

We backpacked this trail during the first week of June 2016. The high lakes basin of the Eagle Cap Wilderness was still snowed in but this trail was open. The first couple of miles were brushy but then it opened out into rock fields, Old Growth forest and meadows. There was a forest fire in the first two miles which is partly why its brushy. We only saw two other parties, from a distance, for the three days we were there. A friendly doe followed us for a bit. The wildflowers were fantastic!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

This was a great hike. Long uphill to the lake and a few tough stretches but not too bad. The lake itself was beautiful and we saw a lot of goats. As the summer months go on this would be an awesome place to camp.

Friday, June 10, 2016

This is a pretty long climb. Trail is easy the walk is not. Beautiful area and will hike this trail again. Just know the climb is over 2300 ft in elevation. Easy trail moderate to hard climb.

paddle sports
Thursday, February 18, 2016

The water is freezing, you need to go on really warm days. Crystal clear though, and beautiful views. Great place for stargazing at night.

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Great hike, really cool granite water fall at the end of it.

hiking
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

I actually hiked this trail and surrounding area while working in the area. It's a beautiful area. Pretty steep if you do anything off-trail

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