DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

paddle sports

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

snow

off trail

historic site

hiking
1 month ago

The road leading in to Independence Lake is a very rough dirt road (4-wheel drive only) for 6 miles. The lake itself is nice but you cannot walk all the way around due to fish spawning, so the trail is actually a road you are hiking on. I would not recommend this hike unfortunately, because of the road leading in.