DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

washed out

26 days ago

I loved this hike! every step was beautiful. Clearly, based on how low the lake was, and the dry (or low) creek beds along the trail, it had been a dry summer. Otherwise it would be too treacherous for me to enjoy the hike. The first leg (~1 mile) is up & down, but ~2/3 is UP. Definitely helpful to have hiking poles (unfortunately I did not bring poles, but made good use of a fallen limb aka walking stick).
As you near the lake there are boulders to climb over and I lost the trail here, but found it at the end of rock climb--and was able to find/follow on return trek.