DISTANCE
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,254 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

no dogs

13 days ago

I've done this trail twice in the winter and once in late summer. It's a great hike (or snowshoe/split board) with amazing views. There are some avalanche hazard areas in the winter so just make sure you check online before you go and make sure you're fully prepared.

The hut at Elfin Lakes is great! There are burners in the kitchen for boiling water and a propane heater to keep the hut (somewhat) warm.

In the summer, the views from the tent pads can't be beat.

I haven't swam in the swimming lake yet (you can only swim in one of the two lakes) but it looks great.