DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1742 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

no dogs

hiking
9 months ago

This is a beautiful trail through the woods: multiple times throughout the hike I forgot that the real beauty lies at the end when you reach the rim and see the lake.

We went in early July 2017 and there was still about 6ft of snow on the higher half of the trail, so navigation without GPS is very tricky. There were quite literally thousands of mosquitos swarming us (a cloud of them followed us most of the way) throughout most of this trail too, so bring DEET and lots of it. Still worth it though!