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

Great hike and the lake is so beautiful!

Not a bad hike. The barn is less than 2 miles in, so not quite halfway. We made it past the bridge, about 2.6. the trail narrows and is slightly overgrown.

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked July 29th 2017, lots of wildflowers in the basin. Great views nice lake at the end. Highly recommend, I would say the difficult level is bit on the high end I'd say a blue +

Fun and manageable hike (6 year old did most of it) out to barn and back. Early steepness is a great warm up for some moderately shaded higher trails with great views of creek and canyon below. And the payoff at the creek by the barn is refreshing and relaxing. Butterflies all over up there today. Enjoy

Fun hike. Cool barn.

Fairly short hike but challenging. The views on the top are spectacular!

hiking
20 days ago

Completed this hike for a second time in early June 2018. Got to the trailhead at 8 a.m. on a Monday and was the only car there. There was still some snow in shaded spots along the trail below treeline. We had to navagate around some snow above treeline, but it wasn't too bad, since at that point you're mainly scrambling. That view from the top across Steamboat Lake State Park past Sand Mountain is the best.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike easy-moderate. Just made it up to the barn and back but beautiful views, easy grade hike. Would have liked to go farther but not used to altitude, being a flat lander.

Great trail with spectacular views and beautiful wildflowers! Not too hard and not too easy. Really enjoyed the morning!

One of the most beautiful trails I’ve ever hiked.

Gorgeous 360 view at the top. Final stretch to summit challenging exposed loose rocks so be prepared for sun and unsteady footing. Accidentally parked prematurely, added ~1 mile to walk albeit beautiful. Biggest parking area is a basketball court-sized clearing after second split left in road--first area is ~3 spots with sign toward hahn peak trail. There is a third area at the trailhead but only 3 spots and jeep-trail quality road

1 month ago

Moderate is accurate for level. The first part does get your heart pumping. Lots of wildflowers blooming now. Family of woodchucks by the homesite near the barn. I turned back after going past the barn to the bridge over the Creek, inspecting the old cabin ruins there. About 1.8 Miles up and then back in 3 hours while taking lots of photos.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with excellent views. Still a bit of snow on the trail in places. Took my two dogs and made it up in an hour, down in 45 minutes. Top is very exposed.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike June 1st. Very manageable incline the whole way and pretty much next to the river the whole time. It was still trying to get it’s green on, but it’s getting there! Trail was mostly dry and snow free until the very last section to the lake. There was no way to find a trail, but the snow was packed enough that we made our own trail over the ridge and found the lake. Most hikers were turning around though. The lake was partially snow covered and trees were bare around it. Pretty hike but definitely more of a late June/July hike.

Great views from the top

Really enjoyed this one. Did any easy couple miles in to the bridge just past the barn and back out again earlier this week. Incline at the beginning is totally manageable. Great views and varied landscapes.

Good hike

Great time, still pretty deep snow near the end.

off road driving
8 months ago

I was originaly Struck by Lightning while in the Womb on this Volcano in 1989 in July, 22nd I think?? My father died in the Lookout tower and My uncle Aunt and pregnant mother had to come down a different route which is now private.

However I attempted this trail in Aug 17, My first time back to the valcano, however due to incoming storm I did not go all the way to the top, will attempt again next year.

However this was an amazing trip and very rouged and rough, just like a like it. over the last 15 years or so the road has degraded and is more treacherous then it used to be, so make sure you have a lift, but nothing a jeep cant handle.

I want to note that in various spots we encountered frees bear deposits, so do be warned, if you are taking this in the summer and have your doors off on you jeep, might be a good idea to have a some self defence

hiking
8 months ago

Completed this trail over Labor Day weekend. There's a dirt road up to the trailhead that gets a little rough as you climbed. We have a CRV and stopped a little short of the trailhead, although we probably could have kept pushing to the top. The trail begin as a continuation of the dirt road you drive in on. Keep an eye out for the trail that will split off to the right after about a quarter mile or so. The trail winds through open forest and proves a healthy mix of sun and shade. The final hump to the summit offers a series of more obscured trails over varying grades of rock and gravel. Enjoy the lookout station from the top. 360 views abound. Entire journey lasted about 2.5 hours.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome

hiking
9 months ago

Completed this hike over Labor Day weekend and it was hot, but lovely. The trail begins in the parking lot of marina of steamboat lake. The trail is quite easy (don't think it should be rated as moderate) although it is a longer journey. The trail doesn't provide any cover so make sure to bring sunscreen, hat, long sleeves, all the essentials for a day in the high altitude sun. The trail winds around the lake makes its way toward 129. Cows were grazing along side of the road which piqued the curiosity of our dog. While the trail follows the road for a bit, it doesn't take away from the surrounding beauty too much. You will cross another small road the goes near the visitor center which provided a nice break in some air conditioning after some time in the hot sun. A fork in the road by the cabin indicates the way. This will also lead you to Tombstone loop, a short and easy easy loop gains a small of elevation and provides some good views. The whole trip took us about 5 hours with breaks.

hiking
10 months ago

Although the hike isn't as hard as I thought it would be, it is all up hill. An SUV or truck is recommended to drive to the trailhead.

Beautiful trail with many streams and varied terrain. One of the best in the Zirkle Wildernesses

hiking
10 months ago

Great family hike. About 2.5 miles to the bridge and creek. Took the kids and the dog. Beautiful views that are super easy to get to.

trail running
10 months ago

After about the first mile and 350' of elevation, the trail flattens out into fields and tall ferns with lots of birch trees. I was amazed at how runable this trek was. we continued on making a loop of 16 miles using Elk Park Trail (downed trees, elevation, the path lass traveled) connecting that to Bear Creek Trail, a two-track road which were runable as well then through the Strawberry Hot Springs then a quick jaunt down the paved Rd back to the Mad Creek trail head. unfortunately AllTrails does not show the Elk Park Trail here because it was an interesting loop! For runability + exploration I found this loop exciting!

Steep and rocky. Beautiful views.

beautiful hike! Beautiful view at the top!

Nice walk. kids liked the barn, playing in stream and the cows on the trail. we did not go all the way to the end. turned back a little after barn.

hiking
10 months ago

Wow! Trail was not too bad. Got steep about the last mile as you are nearing Gilpin Lake.

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