DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

bugs

camping
3 days ago

We hiked to the upper lake on a Thursday evening. Passed 2 groups and there was a group camped at the lower lake. There are a couple established fire-rings with nice flat cleared spots for tents on the south shore a couple more on the north east side of the upper lake. Being mid-June the forecast was for 45 overnight, no bugs, and no other campers. Our 5 kids hiked this and the youngest turns 7 tomorrow. they all carried a pack with at least their own water and sleeping bag with no trouble. However, there really isnt much for young kids on this loop unless you let them climb some of the many dead-falls. Ours like to go bouldering on rock-piles or hike out to waterfalls, neither are featured on this loop. That said, the lakes are gorgeous and crystal clear and the camping was awesome.