Hub Lake and Hazel Lake

HARD 9 reviews
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Hub Lake and Hazel Lake is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wallace, Idaho that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, camping, and fishing and is best used from June until October.

6.2 miles
3021 feet
Out & Back




rock climbing





Beautiful cedar forest start. Becomes quite steep last stages. Crossed two creeks; second one substantial(18-24 in. deep). Stayed at Hazel Lake. Hub was a half mile hike from there. Highly recommend.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Gorgeous hike! More difficult than I was expecting but absolutely worth it. The scenery and the crazy amount of ripe huckleberries made the hike enjoyable still. As another reviewer already stated, don't bring a heavy pack!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

I'll say right up front, we took this one from the top and not the bottom and it was awesome! We parked in a giant campsite above Square Lake, and simply hiked the perfectly clear ridge line all the way to Ward Peak. The smell of Spruce was amazing! Ward is just above Mary Lake, which was our intended camp spot, but we could not find a way to get to it that felt safe. Also, Mary Lake has a bit of an algae issue at the moment, so we found the trail to Hub and went down to it. The weather right now is perfect, the colors are amazing, and we had Hub to ourselves. Spent a moment checking out the mine at Hub, and then took the trail that runs through meadows on the south side of Wark until we connected with a Forest Service road and back to our car. Great hike with stunning views.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

great hike, steady incline not for beginners. don't bring a heavy pack

Saturday, September 12, 2015

it is a progressive incline the whole way to the lake. I would not advise a 90 liter pack crammed with the works. the large cedar trees/forest at the trail head slowly changes into higher elevation forest. the incline changes steadily until you reach the lake. it has many sights to see. I went in September and the landscape was amazing I got to see a moose in the lake, a doe, and many none timid mice.
the fish were small. they like Flys but it was hard to get big ones.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This is a great hike that delivers a lot in a short time. I took my son on his first overnight backpacking trip on this trail on the last week of June. He is 100% hooked on backpacking as a result. You wander through giant old cedar forest, along a rushing rocky trout stream with a super waterfall just before you start the uphill switchbacks on fairly open mountainside. We hit snow on top in the last week of June about where the log "bridge" crosses the creek but we were able to push through some 8' snow pack to the lake where we found only one dry spot (snow is melting and drying out fast though). The vistas on the hike and upon reaching the lake are wonderful with high granite bluffs, snow cornice tops, crystal clear water. With the melt we had 8 waterfalls surrounding camp. There was still enough snow pack in areas to play around with snowball fights and practicing some short glissading. Overall and awesome hike.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

amazing vista. cutthroat trout.waterfall at hazel lake(1/2 mile trip).dahl sheep.elevated campsite. a must-do.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Hub Lake is a scenic easy-moderate 3 mile hike from the trailhead. Perfect for a short backpacking trip or long day hike. You will see beautiful cedar forest, amazing waterfalls, and two lakes along the trail (including Hub Lake). There are two mountain peaks viewable, and hikable from the Lake. Advise you go mid-late summer as there is still quite a bit of snow in the early summer and downed trees have not yet been removed.