DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,168 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

fishing

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
2 days ago

(Aug 12) Did it clockwise, camping one night on the lake. The first 6.5 miles from the entrance to the lake are pretty hard - it's very steep all the way to the top even with the switchbacks. On the lake we camped at the small peninsula - didn't see any mosquitoes or angry flies as mentioned in other reviews. A few annoying flies in the morning, but we were leaving anyway. The lake is pretty clean and very warm - very good for swimming!