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Scott Wharton reviewed Thousand Lake Flat Top Loop
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First to Review

Great place, but the hike up and down to the top is intense!

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Mary Scott reviewed Fish Lake Loop
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Well maintained, abundant

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Mitchell Burner reviewed Fish Lake Hightop
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Tough hike, from Bowery it was 11.86 miles just past spring at the top. Steep in many places, took 5:45 to complete. 2626 elevation change.

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HikingBugsWashed out

Lmao we did this trail knowing nothing about it because we were camping and had no service. 1) there’s no lake at the top 2) cow pies everywhere 3) you will be hiking with cows, one stalked us the whole way lol Not a hike I’ll return to, but it was good for a few laughs along the way.

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Emily Robison reviewed Fish Lake Hightop
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HikingBugs

Great hike early in the morning before it gets hot, plus there’s a bit of shade throughout. If you start at Bowery it’s 11 miles round trip. Hiking up, when you get to a meadow and little pond you’ve got 2 miles remaining until the high top. Once you break into the high top meadow the trail is challenging to follow - keep an eye out for rock stacks to help you find the trail. On the way back, if you take the shortcut directly to Bowery instead of to Pelican Promontory, the trail forks with no markers. The lower path goes to the Bowery resort near the cabins, the higher path goes to the Bowery campground.

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Chelsea Lindbeck reviewed Fish Lake Hightop
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We were dropped off at the top (Fish Lake High Top Gia Hancock Flat) and hiked down. The drive up is a steep and rocky climb, but manageable in a truck or ATV. Nearly to the bottom of the trail, if you head right instead of following the trail down to Bowery Resort, you take a more meandering but much prettier trail through the aspens and end up at the back side of the Bowery Campground. We walked back along the road to our car parked at Bowery Resort. Lots of fallen trees, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend it for mountain biking. Wear sturdy boots and you’ll love it!

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Joseph Figueroa reviewed Fish Lake Hightop
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Great trail - a bit hard to follow at times. Very challenging as it’s very steep and at high altitude the entire time. Loved the challenge the peak was worth it

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Tyler Sadler reviewed Bullion Canyon Trail
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the road is closed today.

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Eric Rosenthal reviewed Fish Lake Loop
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I started off on the loop and then turned on to the Fishlake Hightop trail after I got bored just walking along the lake. Not that the lake isn't pretty and pleasant. This is a nice area, and the high elevation means it is cooler in the summer.

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Eric Rosenthal reviewed Fish Lake Hightop
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I made it halfway to the top (10.200 ft), but ran out of steam because I had started off 2 or 3 miles down the road from where I should have parked. You can actually get on to this trail from behind the Bowery Campground, or the Pelican Point campground. The part I did was pleasant enough, but you are in the trees, so no panoramic views as you get higher. Maybe it opens up later. The trail is easy to follow, but there are a fair number of trees down across the trail right now. I'm pretty sure I saw bear paw prints in places. This hike is at high elevation, so take that into account, breathingwise.

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Amanda Rand reviewed Bullion Canyon Trail
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Rode this on dirt bikes. Loved seeing all the mine artifacts.

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HikingBugsRocky

The name of the trail is misleading, there is no crater lake at the top, just mushy grass where there might have once been a lake. With that being said I still think it’s worth the walk up. It’s shaded with beautiful trees all the way up and the views at the top are stunning. The biggest issue is the trail isn’t marked very well after you get to the crater and it is super easy to get lost so I would suggest turning back around the way you came to avoid spending an extra 3 hours just trying to find where the trail went.

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HikingBugsRocky

Same as other review. We did the full loop in May and it’s just a dried up lake that has been destroyed by cattle. The Johnston Reservoir side of the trail says it’s a road but there is no way any vehicle could get up there and the trail has not been maintained. Lots of downed trees and big rocks.

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Ethan Fong reviewed Fish Lake Hightop
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HikingMuddyRockyScrambleSnow

Great hike! We finished it but there was definitely more snow on the last 2 miles than anticipated which slowed us down. Would recommend hiking boots, long pants and possibly snow gear for getting through the deep snow patches.

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Laurence Cooper reviewed Fish Lake Hightop
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Memorial Day Weekend 2020. Steep in parts. Wonderful meadows and views! Saw Black bear and 2 cubs at ~3,220 meters (10,500 feet) ascent. They moved off after hearing us without incident. Patches of snow, but passable. Parts of the trail wet. Use hiking boots as rocky path. Started trail from behind Bowery Haven Resort (to avoid ATV track/road).

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Julie King reviewed Bullion Canyon Trail
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Never found the trailhead. Followed gravel road up the mountain well past the AllTrails map spot for trailhead. Very disappointed, but will try again when I’m the area. *Maybe someone will post clear number of miles from Fireman’s Park ... the area is beautiful, and I’m sure the waterfalls are too.

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Robin Williams reviewed Fool Creek Peak [CLOSED]
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The trail was in excellent condition and easy to follow. The tracks from AllTrails also helped in a couple of places. It is a big climb in the last mile. Nothing technical. The views at the peak were phenomenal. Memorial to Chet Finlinson on the tower-he climbed the peak weekly. Lots of ATV and car traffic and all possible camping spots were taken. The Forest Service Campground, Oak Creek was closed. We started very early. This could be a very hot trail.

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David Grubin reviewed Fish Lake Loop
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Backpacking

Awesome trail. Amazing views of fish lake all the way around. Some snow left in May so not a winter trail.

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Geri D reviewed Fish Lake Loop
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HikingRocky

Just completed an overnight backpacking trip on this loop. Started at the south end of the lake and parked near the end of Forest Service Rd 060 (4x4 and high clearance are needed to reach the end of this road). Walked counter-clock wise and tackled the climb at the beginning of the hike, and camped about 9 miles in at the north end of the lake, just at the end of the aspens. Much of the west side of this trail goes along the lake shore and passes several lakeside resorts and marinas. The east side is secluded and through a pine forest. In early May '20 there were many patches of snow remaining, but nothing that required microspikes. Beautiful views along the entire trail. Recorded 18.5 miles and 2011 ft elevation gain on my alltrails app.

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Carr Rieger reviewed Fool Creek Peak [CLOSED]
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Dawn Page reviewed Fish Lake Loop
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Excellent option for fall color. Very lightly traveled and a great view of Pando, a 106 acre aspen clone, with a common root system, believed to be one of the largest living things on the planet and among the oldest. We just walked the portion from Pando to the overlook. The trail is well maintained and a beautiful walk around a vivid blue lake. Switchbacks to the overlook ascend from 9000 to 10000 feet at a rapid rise. Two benches along the way help with the high altitude huffing and puffing. This hike is a hidden gem.

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Kenny D. reviewed Fish Lake Loop
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A tough hiking trail with some heavy switchbacks on the east side of the lake, but completely worth it.

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Shawn Evans reviewed Fish Lake Loop
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HikingRocky
First to Review

This is not a good trail for mountain biking. Very rocky once you hit the eastern hillsides.

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