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hiked 6/13/18 very scenic with an Alpine lake to relax at. beautiful wildflowers and butterflies. very scenic. can see Tetons from trail. the trail is well defined until you cross a meadow, stay to the right and then at another downhill area where there is a faint trail on left at about 3.5 mark. if you end up by a creek with a shed. across from you, you have missed the turn, go back. also the first water crossing you come by can be tricky. we too our shoes off and walked across holding the fence. the water was fast and high on 6/13/18 when we hiked.

the best part of this hike was at the viewpont at the half mile mark. it's not really worth doing the steep uphill climb the rest of the way. expect a ton of mountain bikes to come flying down at you if you continue. also clocked a total of 5.2 miles

Amazing view and an easy walk, until you get up to the spring. It is quite the climb after that. Beautiful either way, but the last part of the trek is definitely optional!

Loved this hike super fun ! Great beginners hike or kids hike my children (2&5) loved it !!

28 days ago

We had gone way back when around July of last year--it was definitely one of the most beautiful hikes of our trip, with wildflowers everywhere. Being from the East Coast/Midwest area, it was a 'moderate' rather than easy hike for us with the elevation changes, but absolutely worth it!

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful. No traffic.

I hiked this trail in 2016 and actually carried my one year old the whole way! Parts of the trail are steep! But the Lake is beautiful! We also carried a Canoe up there and played in the water! Absolutely beautiful and you can hike around the lake as well!

The trail is an easy walk and it is beautiful. About halfway it connects to the swift creek trail. The end is steep up to the actual spring and is usually covered by a decently sized glacier but is an easy climb.

backpacking
5 months ago

Great hike. Not technical other than a lot river crossing

backpacking
5 months ago

This was our first family backpacking trip so I didn't want to plan anything too long for the kids. Hiked up to Glimpse lake in early August. Beautiful weather and no mosquitos. Only saw a few other people. Fishing was lousy at Glimpse, but watching the moose was great. Caught brookies on a day hike to Prospector. Beautiful scenery.

backpacking
6 months ago

I was as new as it gets when I stepped foot on this trail. The only other time I had been backpacking was the night before in Shoshone NF. I studied up on this trail for months, with plans of watching the eclipse from Sleeping Indian, which we did the next day.
The trail starts off super simple. Walking through sagebrush, then you get into the forest and cross a few creeks(2 of the 3 creeks can be crossed with dry feet, but the first of those three, you will most likely get a little wet. One tip, cross the first creek as close to the barbed wire fence as possible, this is the driest route.)
Once you get to the 3rd creek crossing fill all of your water up. You will not find anything until you get to Blue Miner, which is a long, strenuous trek from this point(we learned the hard way when we were dying for a drink with 2 miles to go).
After the last creek the trail really starts to climb. And it seems like you're climbing for miles and miles. the good part is, the views as you climb are truly breathtaking. There are a few stopping points halfway up the mountain that rival any summit in the northeast.
After climbing for what seems like forever, you will hit fields of thousands upon thousands of wild flowers(this was late August). It really makes the previous few miles worth the effort. These fields go on for another 2 miles or so. All the while you are still climbing, but it is much more gradual.
Finally you will see the snow capped peaks surrounding Blue Miner. It was one of the most welcoming sights I have ever laid eyes on. After about 1/2 a mile, you finally get to see the lake. I looked at pictures of it for months, but they do not do it justice. The trail begins to dip down sharply towards the lake, on a very narrow path. But before you walk down, be sure to stop and take a 360 view all around you. Green lush fields, with vibrant wildflowers, snow covered rocky mountainsides, craggy rocks, huge trees, and this aqua blue crystal clear lake. In 28 years on this planet I've never seen something more beautiful.
Anyway, from there you climb on down this narrow path for about 1/2 a mile and arrive at the lake. It's super rocky to the left, I would suggest staying to the right and finding a nice campsite.
If it tickles your fancy, in the morning climb back up the goat trail again but this time stay to your left when you reach the top. An easy trail follows the rim of the mountain and leads you to a tundra like atmosphere. From there you can reach Sheep Mountain and have an unbelievable view of the Tetons, the red hills and lucky enough for us, the solar eclipse.
In short, if you're in decent shape do this trail, you 100% will not be disappointed.

skiing
7 months ago

We drove to the coordinates and couldn't find any sign of the trail. There's a nordic training area nearby so something probably exists for skiiers in winter (the sign said no hikers).

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is down a dirt road by the Half Moon Lake Lodge. When we went the road up to the trailhead was closed to vehicles so we parked by the lodge and walked. The wildflowers and butterflies were out and I saw a redtail hawk circling overhead. The trail goes alongside the lake for a while before branching away. We turned back just before a flooded meadow. A really pretty hike! Lots of boulders, pine trees, bushes, and flowers.

Very muddy right now, but great trail through nice terrain, and a cool lake at the end!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice moderate hike! Some ups and downs but nothing too difficult. Ends with a beautiful lake and great views throughout.

hiking
9 months ago

Great scenery, variable terrain from woods to meadow, some elevation climb but also many level areas. Beautiful wild flowers all along the trail. Definitely on my recommended list! Bring picnic lunch to the lake, then explore beyond and above the lake itself.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy Trail, lots of wild flowers!

With some minimal corridor maintenance and if your prepared for the bugs easily a five star hike

Great trail and scenery but leave fishing poles in car. The lake has drained out bone dry.

Beautiful wildflowers and scenery

It's Faler Lake isn't it?

hiking
10 months ago

3/4 mile hike! The trail was just redone by the Boy Scouts and it looks great! Great hike for kids and super beautiful. To get to the mouth of the spring is a little steeper and may not be so easy for small kids. But well groomed and not too steep.

10 months ago

New favorite place to disappear and run! So many wildflowers, shady spots along the creek, and the majority of it is perfect for running. A few narrow spots and short inclines, otherwise easy and flat.

Short and sweet!

Mainly a walk that has a short little climb at the very end to get to the spring. The geyser itself isn't active until roughly lay august, and is at a constant flow right now. The hike is still gorgeous and the river that you follow up is a beautiful blue color.

backpacking
10 months ago

Beautiful lake, but it takes some time to get here. High clearance vehicle is required to travel down the access road. Final 1.3 miles is by foot. Several fallen trees block the path, so you can get a little closer with a 4 wheeler but not the entire way.

We backpacked in and spent two nights at the lake without seeing a single other person there. Water is crystal clear, and fishing is great - we rarely went more than 2-3 minutes without hooking another fish (released them).

There are several primitive campsites in the area. Two are at the bottom of a small hill a few hundred feet east of the lake. Mosquitoes are very thick there, but they are protected from the wind. One is at the top of the small hill east of the lake - beautiful views while laying in your hammock, but the winds blow pretty strong there all day and night. There do not appear to be any sites south of the lake, but we found a few other spots on the north side that also appeared to be windy when we walked through.

This area is pristine - come prepared for solitude, and pack everything out.

on Ski Lake Trail

hiking
11 months ago

just finished hiking this trail and gave it a 5 start because the wild flowers are at peak and amazing!!

took the family on the trail. gets a little steep at the end but not bad. the extra run off currently has made it not intermittent with fast moving water. made me a little nervous with little ones. still a little patch of snow but the trail goes around it.

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