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Fun hike, as someone already said, there were footprints in the snow, but those were created by us. When we got there, everything was still snowed over. We traded the leader because they were the one who had to deal with the occasional spot where they would sink up to their waist. Leading wasn't a ton of fun, but walking in the footprints was much easier. Beautiful view from the top though which made it worth it!

Looking to hike and camp at this location. Are you able to camp at scotchman peak?

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over grown
snow
5 hours ago

Pretty easy hike and nice lake. Went yesterday and more than half the trail is still covered in snow. It’s hard to keep the trail but not hard to find the lake if you have a GPS. It’s pretty overgrown with branches and several downed trees.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
6 hours ago

hiking
7 hours ago

Extremely easy trail that is heavily trafficked. A way to escape the masses is to take the marked fire routes up the hill to reach the “summit”. Great views of the lake and downtown. An easy escape from the business of the city.

Very hard in 91 degree weather! But absolutely beautiful and worth it I guess lol

This was one of my favorite trails, at least when I went. there were lots of wildflowers (this was 2-3 weeks ago). Was a steady incline with switchbacks the whole way up and then nice view at the top. Connects to lucky Peak trail. Went early morning on a weekday and saw a couple cyclists and hikers. have to park on street, no actual parking lot.

Decent parking lot if you drive all the way back to the trailhead. I did have to use the all trails map a couple of times but was pretty easy to follow otherwise. Nice moderate climb to too with lots of shade and pretty wildflowers. No view at top as others mentioned which is disappointing but otherwise was nice and not crowded when I went on a Sunday afternoon earlier this month!

Did part of this trail in April and went back yesterday for the full hike and so glad I did! the middle part of the hike can feel a bit long/boring but it's fairly easy. The part that loops before you head back was cool, different rock features and nice views of the city and foothills. I jogged most of the middle flatter section on the way out both times because it's fairly easy to do so when it's not too busy. There's also some shady spots along the way especially if you go in the morning. I went around 9am on a weekday and it was not crowded at all. Overall enjoyable trail that I would say is on the easier side of moderate.

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muddy
9 hours ago

Nice easy walking roads and trails in beautiful woods and open meadows. Some muddy areas but easy to get around. Far enough from the interstate to not be plagued with traffic noise. I went off the mapped trail and meandered all over the park. One of my favorite easy hikes.

hiking
10 hours ago

Shaved almost an hour off my time!

Beautiful hike!

hiking
no shade
11 hours ago

Nice easy trail. Close to home. No shade and heavy traffic. Beautiful view of the city at the top.

Great hike but there’s so many trails it’s hard to stay on the right one. Outstanding trails so close to town I really enjoyed this early morning hike along with a few trail runners.

bird watching
muddy
12 hours ago

hiking
snow
12 hours ago

Tried to backpack over Memorial Day weekend. To much snow to even drive to the trailhead. Beautiful drive and hopefully going to try again later this summer!

hiking
12 hours ago

•next to small stream •couple of bridges •rolling hills •30% in shade •small hidden shack

Saw a coyote out here today. Make sure to beware if you have a doggo

A little steep, it is one of my personal favourites. It is always worth the view of the Snake River and the Henry’s Fork. Cool Lava Rock. Great for small adventures! It might get windy so bring a jacket.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy hike to do with wonderful views of the mountains and the creek all around you. Go and enjoy.

camping
1 day ago

It was pretty dope. Big ass rock at the end

on Round Lake Trail

hiking
blowdown
bugs
1 day ago

We had a enjoyable time. This is an easy hike. There are lots of bugs. Some of the trees are down due to an ice storm.

hiking
blowdown
1 day ago

Hiked over from Pettit Lake at the Tin Cup TH late May. Pretty boring hike honestly- up and then down to Yellow Belly. Lakes are pretty, but both are very large and don’t look much different than lakes you can just drive to. Would be a good hike with a family or smaller kids- fine for a day outside on my end, but there are certainly better hikes in my opinion.

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snow
1 day ago

Easy trail with moderate elevation gain up to the lakes- I was able to trail run it fairly easily. There’s still quite a bit of snow once you hit the first lake- I was alone so I didn’t try to post hole to the other lakes. Pretty trail with good views of redfish. First lake was pretty, but not the prettiest alpine lake I’ve been to- once the snow melts I look forward to exploring the other lakes in the area.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a nice walk along the slough on a paved bike trail with some nice scenery I thought it was enjoyable.

mountain biking
bugs
fee
off trail
rocky
1 day ago

Great scenery. The trail can be difficult to track at times but there are markers at certain locations. Benches and tables are also along the trail. A little grown with vegetation but more than worth the trip!

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