Photos of Lodgepole and Boiler Creek Loop

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 351 feet Route Type: Loop

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2 months ago

A pleasant walk through an open lodgepole pine forest (for the most part) with a variety of flowers. At about 2.3 km (going counter-clockwise) there's an unmarked Y in the trail; going left (following the AllTrails route) takes you through a clear-cut fire break that's a bit rough; going right avoids this by continuing on a path through the woods that rejoins the main trail. There are no appreciable views along the way, and there was no sign of the eponymous creek. The last part of the loop follows an open fire road where one can appreciate the boiler moniker in the 30+ heat! The only redeeming part of this part of the loop were the many butterflies. This loop can be easily combined with the Whispering Pines trail which shares the same start and does offer viewpoints overlooking an adjacent valley. Trail starts from a small unsigned parking area at the north end of Loch Leven across from a small boat dock.

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