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Nice and easy hike with a lake and view at the end, but there are definitely prettier alpine lakes in the area. Try Crater Lake or if you have 4WD Grizzly Reservoir instead

Very rocky trail and thick crowds on the weekend is annoying, but still hard not to enjoy this hike. For more views, climb up trail #1975, which starts right next to Crater Lake, and after 1.5 mi you get a beautiful panorama of Pyramid Peak and the Bells

Be sure to climb down to the ice caves.

Beautiful and with a nice climb. In late June, snow made it pretty tricky and taxing to get to the lake (some scrambling involved) but well worth it. If you're into geology (or gem hunting), check out the rocks on the creek bed. Huge diversity of rocks! Sandstone, limestone, igneous, maybe some metamorphic rocks, too.

2 days ago

Hey Tony.. Where you able to cross the West Maroon Pass, heard there was too much snow still there

2 days ago

Such a fantastic loop. Killer views, lakes, meadows, fun stuff. Bring bug repellent for the lake side campsites.
Some of the trail was under snow but it was pretty clear where others had passed. Porcupines are large!

I did this trail June 19, 2017. We could only make it 4.25 miles out. We made it well past Crater Lake. After Crater Lake, you are mostly walking on snow and the trail is difficult to find. To go over the pass, you need the right technical gear at this point in the season. We didn't meet anyone that day who had made it over. Most beautiful hike!

All snow has melted off the trail now. Not a hard trail. Gets quite busy in the afternoon - I'd suggest going at sunrise.

Pretty rocky and uphill, but not very hard. Super pretty views of crater lake if you walk around and find different spots

2 days ago

There is still a snowfield blocking the very top at the pass but still worth the hike.

3 days ago

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