DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1929 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

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hiking
10 months ago

Standard "trail fare" with a few nice brooks crossing the trail. Unremarkable otherwise, with no openings/interesting vistas. Incline is reasonably steep and constant. Well marked for the split to Talapus Lake. In my case, I opted then to split again towards Olallie Lake, which was beautiful, had towering overgrowth with excellent open areas beneath, and a few nice places to sit and have lunch on the shoreline. Saw several people swimming/tubing in the lake. Bugs were ridiculous throughout the woods and at the lake, so be prepared. A nice walk but lacking in substantial scenery.