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Matthew Moots reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Bird WatchingGreat!

Volunteers were out today working on and fixing up parts of the trail. Looks like they did a good job! Was a fairly easy to moderate hike. When we got to the lake it was pretty smokey but you still have good views of the mountains behind the lake!

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Sarah Lenentine reviewed Pinnacle Lake Trail
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Preston Lethrud reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

Great, only one muddy spot that I can recall. Was quite the exercise. Beautiful day up top. Unfortunately I didn’t have the map downloaded prior to this hike. So I just recorded blind. . Completion stats 1:53:08 4.4 miles

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Jessica Jessica Clements reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingMuddyRocky

WARNING when they say potholes on the way up to the trailhead, that's an understatement! We managed to navigate the road in my Ford Focus Hatchback, but it was slow and we couldn't miss all of them. A few were the size of the front of my car easily. The trail itself is well maintained. There were quite a few dog poop bags off to the side of the trail and sometimes in the middle. I know there is no intention of picking them up on the way down because we were the only people in the parking lot upon arrival. We were able to run our dogs off leash on the way up due to us being the only ones, but had to leash them on the way down. This hike has a ton of rocks/boulders and tree roots. Going down is hard on the ankles and knees. It would've been easier without having to navigate it down with the dogs, but decently difficult. The lake is GORGEOUS, peaceful, and crystal clear. The water was moderately warm too. The doggos loved it. I'd do this hike again mid week without the dogs and in a higher vehicle.

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Vanesa Pantoja reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

It was pretty well kept I took my 4 yr old with me and she did great

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Philip Foster reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Took 2 1/2 hours up (98% of trail all incline), but also had a 1 yr and 4 yr old which required a few more stops as well as letting people pass by, but we’ll worth the hike! Lots of switch-backs, tree roots and wet & dry boulders/rocks to maneuver around so would recommend good shoes for the journey. Walked around the lake trail and stopped for lunch and a much needed break. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountain peaks. One word of warning that the road leading to the trailhead has enormous, deep, potholes and LOTS of them. If you’re careful most cars will be able to drive around but gets tricky when cars are parked along the side and then two cars are trying to pass each other. Overall, well worth the effort and lots of sweat!

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Talicia Clark reviewed Pinnacle Lake Trail
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The trail was pretty tricky in spots, lots of roots and climbing over obstacles along the way, certainly not a “kept” trail like others in the area. Then there’s the road going up to the trail, which was quite possibly the worst part. The road is located a few miles after the Lake 22 trailhead to the right (the directions here took us elsewhere) and it is marked. The road is COVERED in unavoidable potholes, unless you have 4 wheel drive I wouldn’t even attempt. It’s 6 miles of a very rough road, it took us almost an extra hour to drive up. That being said, the end destination was very much worth it.

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Jegan Raja reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Trail was well maintained until last year. It is full of dog poop now. If you are not willing to clean up after your pet, please don’t step out of your home.

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Anjali Sharma reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingMuddy

Good trail for those who are working on their strength to hike other hard trails(mt pilchuk , mailbox etc.). Not scenic hike, except the lake itself. Watch out for mud and slippery rocks.

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Stan T reviewed Walt Bailey Trail
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Short and moderately easy trail. The road up has a few potholes but manageable. Towards the end of the trail there are quite a few scramble. Going up to Bald Mountain requires some route finding when you’re near the top. Trail is overgrown most of the time.

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Jennifer Sharp reviewed Bear Lake Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!

Easy, walk through the woods..Enjoyable even if there was a fog cover over the lake. The road getting to Bear Lake & Pinnacle is rough, best to conquer in a lifted vehicle with 4x4 or AWD

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jim v reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Devarajan Natarajan reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

An hour and half (one way) hiking to get to the top, hiking path was for sure difficult but it makes it all worthy in the end, awesome views from the top, was too foggy though, DONT EVER MISS the loop walk around the lake once you reach the top, mystical & spectacular views can be spotted all through this loop walk, this will be the best part of your walk, getting down from the top was easier than expected, no rest room facilities are available, neither in the bottom nor at the top, I strongly recommend folks to try using rest rooms in any of the closest possible shops or fuel stations prior to reaching here.

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Joseph Shedd reviewed Bear Lake Trail
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Alex Biruk reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingMuddy

I'd give 4 stars, but the overall rating is too high for this hike. It's very similar to Lake 22. Wouldn't go again for sure, but if you have nothing to, you can go with your family and kids

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Gabriel Avila Jr. reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingSnow

As everyone has been saying, there are unavoidable potholes on the way, so make sure your vehicle is capable of handling them. We ended up hiking Heather Lake because Mount Pilchuck was closed. It was early February of 2018 and there were warnings of heavy rain. The hike itself was amazing. It was freezing but it was worth stopping to experience the beauty of nature every chance we got. We took a little long to get to the top and we were wondering if the final view would be worth it but despite the weather and the many times I accidentally sunk my foot into the deep snow, the final view was most definitely worth it!

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ANDY CHO reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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a good 3 hr moderate hike. BE WARE of huge potholes leading up to the trailhead. NO LOWERED CARS or sports cars.

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Andrew Romick reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

As many have said, the road up is awful with huge potholes. Just go slow and you’ll be fine. Nice trail, shaded most of the ways and didn’t get any bugs. I’d recommend hiking boots over regular shoes as there’s slippery rocks and much of the trail consist of exposed tree roots (which looks pretty cool). The scenery on the way up isn’t as good as other trails in the area (Lake 22 in particular) but the lake itself is quite nice and peaceful. If you have to choose between Lake Heather and Lake 22, I’d choose 22, but Heather is definitely worth a view.

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Jesse Martin reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Fairly easy trail. Incline on the way to the lake so coming back is easy but be careful with all the rocks. Get there early if you want a nice spot by the lake. The potholes to the trail head are bad but shouldn't need a 4x4 unless it's raining or snowing, just don't go in a Honda Civic

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Debbie Marshall-Officer reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

The road in was full of huge potholes but my BMW made it through. The trail is a little hard to follow at times but with GPS and common sense we had no problems. Fantastic hike for variety from root covered trail, rocky, steps, to streams covering the trail. The lake was worth the trip.

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Sajia S reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Nature tripsGreat!

This is our first time hike that long. It was so beautiful and smooth. There was three rock was little bit concerning at the beginning but so as a first time iI handles it well. Definitely will go to other trails to explore

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Cori Anderson reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Nicole Rodriguez reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingRocky

The Lake is beautiful! My 4 year old did this hike with no problems! She loved it. Things I did not like about this hike was all the rocks and the web of tree roots all throughout the trail. It took us a bit longer to navigate those. For quite awhile it felt like we were walking in a dry creek bed full of jagged rocks. Trekking poles will be your best friend! But we made it there, and had a nice lunch at the lake. Wish we had brought clothes to swim in. Maybe next time! The trail around the lake is beautiful too. Lots of plants and rocks to see! Overall, we enjoyed it. And just like everyone mentioned, watch out for the huge pot holes on the road up.

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Bob Benoit reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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Good trail, had three kids (12,9,7) all did fine, but there were a lot of roots to watch out for. Kids swam in the lake, it was nice. Road into it is pretty bad with pot holes and there are a lot of people.

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Whitney Ramirez reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingMuddyRocky

It was a beautiful view, but NOT an easy hike by any means. I'm a beginner and it was HARD. It's difficult right off the bat, levels out, then you basically climb rock and tree roots the rest of the way. My husband is intermediate and he carried our 30lb toddler on his back and that was quite an experience. Lots of people had kids and some babies in packs too, but I don't recommend it, especially going back down. The lake view did make it worth it though.

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Seth Peter reviewed Heather Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

Bumpy roads, and potholes, you may need an SUV or an off road. Views are beautiful, short trail. Small car to Heather Lake is ok but not Mount Pilchuck, about 5 miles with a bumpy road to Mount Pilchuck.

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Doug Dew reviewed Walt Bailey Trail
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