Explore the most popular trail running 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.

trail running
8 months ago

Very nice trail, Just nice and easy along the river and the road. If you want to see the flukes but don't want to run 14-17 miles just drive up the road until the fork, take the left fork and there's access to the trail about 1.5 miles from the flumes.

I love Tamarack . Easy trail.

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

10 months ago

Not really hard, lots of tree cover.

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 .

backpacking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Camped at this lake on the last days of a multi day loop. Had the lake to ourselves because its a little off trail. pretty little lake.

hiking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hiked up to Joan and Gem Lakes from Echo lake met some hikers that came over Murdock Mountain and didn't know that it was much closer from Echo. Years ago the road was good enough to get to Echo Lake fairly easily. There are golden trough in the lake now

backpacking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hiked this with my son on the way to a night at Fish Lake.

We turned our Joan Lake hike into a loop that started at Pyramid, then Echo, Joan, Gem and back to Echo. It was a great hike. Once into the wilderness and away from the dirt road it was a beautiful and solitary place. Peaceful with a lot of wild life living in the area. Great views above Echo and good fishing at the lakes. Our track map can be found here... http://alltrails.com/tracks/joan-lake-trail

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2012

Did this one back in 1967. Then the trail was hard to follow and we spent a lot of time of trail. Wonderful country though. Hopefully, the trail is much improved.

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

on Flume Trail

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016