DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2198 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

bugs

muddy

over grown

hiking
5 months ago

Decent enough hike but nothing special. The lake is pretty small and the views are minimal but overall its a nice way to spend a day. I was surprised at the traffic of other hikers for mid November. I've done this hike a few times over the years so finding the way isn't a problem but I can appreciate the previous comments that the trail isn't marked well in places. There are a couple of forks that could take you off course in the fist couple of km, especially is it is foggy. After you hit the road (around 3km) there are plenty of markers from the 1967 trail commemoration that make it impossible to lose your way. You climb through a blend of coniferous and desiduous forest on the way up. The leaves on the ground made it difficult to see what I was walking on in places but given he season that was expected. There is ice forming on some the rock outcrops near the top which are nice to look at. I was really disappointed that someone has decided to clear cut log right up to the trail near the 3km point. Shame that they couldn't have at least left a buffer. There is also taping that has been done in other sections indicating there may be more to come.