DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,713 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
20 days ago

Trail is free of snow. It is almost entirely in the forest with few open views, but the forest is dense and beautiful. Pear Lake is especially lovely. Saw very few people on the trail on a summer Tuesday. Definitely not a hard hike, I would rate it as moderate--reached Finch Lake (5 miles per NPS) in under 2 hours and another 45 minutes to Pear Lake (2 miles from Finch Lake, 7 miles total per NPS).