DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,069 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

hiking
4 days ago

It isn't too smokey to hike here (Aug 2018) but views are not what they are when it is clear. We just spent a couple nights by Rock Lake and Jamison which are both nice. The hike into the lakes from the mine is uphill, hot at mid-day. and rocky, but with nice forested areas, a waterfall, small streams, interesting geology and good views. Nice stars at night despite all the fires to the north and south. It took us about 2 hours to hike in, and 1 hour to get out. We really enjoyed hiking up to Mt Washington from Jamison - it is an exposed, difficult rock scramble at the summit, but beautiful!