DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3474 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
11 days ago

This is a strenuous hike and well worth the trip. While there was snow over the lake, it is a beautiful bowl area with soaring peaks. At this time of the year the lake and two smaller ponds feed a creek that heads into a waterfall. Spectacular. Having hiking poles made a big difference as it is quite steep going up and yes, going down. Only 5 other hikers on the trail all day so it is beautiful and quiet. One of the steeper hikes on this side of the Olympics but well worth it. Excellent hike.