Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Ashley National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Did not catch any fish but had a great day!

8 months ago

So this is only 3/4 mile to the lake. If you walk around the lake then you can clock more miles. It's definitely kid friendly. The terrain is mostly rocks and small boulders, which is not my favorite, but there was still a lot of green. The lake is one of the most beautiful I have seen. I walked around the right to the far side and I could have just stared all day. Wonderful views! Quite a few people camping and fishing. Best to go mid week after summer vacation.

Great for little kids and dogs, good place to backpack in and camp with the family. It's getting cold overnight this time of year.

9 months ago

Easy beautiful trail. Large rocks and dirt trails go through patches of trees, rock platforms and fields of wildflowers and brooks. I went in the beginning of August and there were still lots of beautiful flowers all over throughout the trail. The trail itself is well maintained and defined. Don't get confused by the pond, the lake is further and has a wood sign on a tree. You can actually do an easy loop around the Lake perimeter as well which takes you through more patches of trees and fields of flowers. There were yellow lilies on the far side as well as nice camp sites. I also saw lots of chipmunks and deer even! This is a new favorite!

9 months ago

Easy, well maintained trail with lots of water and beautiful scenery. Don't stop at Ruth Lake. Looking back across the lake from the trail above is spectacular.

I love Tamarack . Easy trail.

One of our favorite family hikes, beautiful wild flowers.

9 months ago

Can't go wrong in the Ashley national forest

Great hike to the lake. A little rocky and wet but not bad. Got a small blow up out on Tamarack well worth it!

9 months ago

Great trail and well maintained. We took our three little girls (5,3.1) for a two-nighter to Ruth Lake! Lots of rock for the kids to explore on.

This is one of my favorite hikes in the area! It's a gorgeous hike to a gorgeous lake. It's easy enough that my older parents and also children enjoy this hike. Beautiful, easy hike.

10 months ago

I took four kids backpacking up here and it was a beautiful area with the lake and several streams. My kids are young and this was the perfect area for a first backpacking trip.

Beautiful trail. Great trail for beginners.

Great trail for beginners, beautiful trail.

This is a good trail! There is a lot rocks, so make sure you have something with good ankle support. The upper creeks are blown out due to snow melt, so the crossing are a bit sketchy. Overall a very good hike that gives you a good workout!

I love Tepee Lake !!! The hike isn't that bad .I am out of shape and I made it. I caught some great Brooke trout . I hiked in June. Great time !!! The trail is a bit rough to follow in spots .

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Small Lake to get away from the crowds. A few good campsite. Have to drop down from the Highline Trail

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Perfect hike for kids and beginners. Nearly flat, gorgeous scenery, and a quiet lake. But OMG the mosquitoes in July! Would love to do this in the fall before the snow because the swarms of mosquitoes detracted a bit from the hike. They don't care about biting through OFF or clothing!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A definite favorite for my family with little kids.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Easy hike took less than 30 mins. Con... Mosquitoes all over the place and OFF doesn't phase the little F'ers...

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

I was not too impressed. i was trying to do an overnighter up to red lake. I made it to Teepee Lake with no problem and decided to push on to Red Lake. About a mile past Teepee the trail just disappears. Camped out in the only suitable spot I could find, glad I had a bivy. From about Teepee to where ever I made it to the mosquitoes were ridiculous and I probably now have Zika virus. If you are looking just to get away from people I recommend. If you are looking for cool views situated alongside high mountain lakes don't waste your time. Although I never made it to Red Lake so who knows. Good Luck.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Very short and easy hike. Dog friendly.

on Ruth Lake Trail

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Toddler friendly. Short. Beautiful!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Very scenic trail with well-marked path. Nice payoff at Ruth Lake. Easy hike.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Have loved this hike ever since I was a kid! Pretty trail and fairly easy, good for kids and adults. The lake at the end is gorgeous and fun to fish, but can get crowded on the weekends. My family usually goes farther to other lakes, but the trail peters out around Naomi lake and you have to bushwhack to other places. Great day hike or beginner backpacking as the lake has some good camp sights.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy hike in. If you have time, go to the surrounding lakes.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Nice short medium level hike, good for the kids. There's a beautiful reward at the end. They do stock the lake, so bring a pole!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I really enjoy this shorter hike for the family. We came up to it while camping in the area. This hike will give you the experience of hiking the highs without the all day hike that a lot might not want to do. You can catch a couple easy Peaks close by if you want to take the extra trip. Over all I think anyone would like this hike. A favorite of mine.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I only know this trail from Five Point Lake to the trail-head. This was the last leg of the 4 day loop that started going the the Timothy Lakes Basin, Then to Northstar/Tungston Lakes area then to Five Point Lake. Hiking down was fast and easy because the trail was so good. This was 30 years ago so I don't know if the trail has changed since then. There are many short day hikes to quite a few lakes in the area so spend some time exploring the many lakes.

Monday, March 10, 2014

I have hiked this trail to Tamarack and Jessen many times. It's quite easy just to those lakes. 2013 I hiked this trail to Burnt Forks Lake, it was pretty easy until the pass at the end of Tamarack Lake, it's tough. from there its pretty easy to Fish Lake. Climbing from Fish Lake to Burnt Fork is medium.

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