Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Westwood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Stunning hike through fields of wildflowers. Most of the hike is flat so it’s an easy stroll along the lake.

This lake is a hidden jem. So sad I did not bring my paddle board. Water is gorgeous. Rock road is very bad so be prepared

mountain biking
Friday, September 23, 2016

Perimeter road around lake about 26 miles, depending on exact route you take. Flat to gently rolling. About half meadow and half forested. Private land, a couple of gates to hop over. Landowner does not seem to object to hiking/biking on land. No camping, no campfires.

paddle sports
Friday, September 23, 2016

Shallow lake with many barely submerged stumps and other hazards. Best for paddlecraft and low speed trolling motors. Lots of waterfowl. Many coves and inlets to explore. West 1/2 of lake has a forested shoreline, east half is meadow shoreline. Had good fishing until Fall 2015 when the lake was 'accidently' drained. Since restocked with rainbow trout and bass, but isn't the same quality fishery. Depending on the year, may be inaccessible or frozen over during winter months. Surrounding land is private, not public. Landowner does not allow camping.
Very little use, mostly by locals. You could easily be the only one on the lake.

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

A beautiful hike. The trail is well-traveled. You will need to go off the trail a bit to see two of the lakes but it starts right at Juniper. The pictures were taken in August 2015. I recommend going the route towards Snag Lake first as it has the most difficult slope and would be best when you are fresh (rather than after a four hour hike).

hiking
Monday, August 03, 2015

Peaceful little hike in late July. The dirt road getting to the trailhead was rough in places, but was worth it. Beautiful night sky.

backpacking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Friday, October 07, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016