DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1807 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

lake

views

wildlife

snow

hiking
10 months ago

This was a gorgeous hike! I saw deer and there was still snow, barely any on the trail, but snow was near enough to walk safely off trail. As a newbie hiker, I am not going to lie, the elevation had me struggling. My dog managed much better than me. On the uphill parts, I took a couple stops, caught my breath, couple steps haha.
You pass a two creeks, the first went up to my ankles, the second just under my knees. So be prepared to have wet shoes and socks! :)
The road is currently closed. It was 5.6 miles to the lake and back. The whole reason I was taking this hike was to see Koenig Lake. There is still snow right now and I am sure it was beautiful. Having been awake for over 24 hours, I wasn't my usual self and had to accept my limitations and head back. Koenig Lake is only supposed to be 0.9 miles from Leavitt Lake, but the incline looked steep.
I am going to try and return soon so I can see Koenig Lake in all it's green glory.