DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,365 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

snow

hiking
2 months ago

Fish Lake Loop is fantastic up to the summit, with a nice view of the surrounding valleys, peaks, and lakes. The hike starts a bit steep but has several forgiving flat stretches and there's a nice breeze up on the ridge.

Everything behind the final ridge is worth skipping - the descent is a bit too steep and overgrown, and the view in the far valley isn't worth the extra time it takes to get there. This also had the most bugs of any trail we’ve done up here, and had quite a few swarms follow us.

4 stars if you only go to the summit and loop back from there - that part is definitely worth it.