DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,031 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

backpacking
10 days ago

My family and I backpacked into Taylor Lake at the end of July. Super beautiful location, the lake is stunning!!

I wouldn’t rate this as an “easy hike”, it’s a steady climb all the way up and especially with a 40 lb pack it was moderate.

My crew made it up in about 2 hours, and rewarded with an amazing stay up there for two nights. The picnic tables made food prep and eating a breeze.

We hiked into O’Brien Lake the next day for some more fishing, always fun fishing for Cut Throat Trout.

All and all, this hike was awesome!