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on Harrison Lake Trail

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked this mid summer 2 years ago...Great little hike- not challenging at all but you still get nice views and a lovely alpine lake at the top as well as small camping area. One of the more trafficked trails I’ve been on... saw small children with grandparents- would go back to camp overnight and fish. I gave it a 4 because the road to get to the trail was pretty rough!

hiking
16 days ago

Went to hike the trail on June 17th but there was a foot of snow on the road a half a mile from the trailhead. I hiked the trail a year ago, and it was wonderful.

backpacking
22 days ago

Avalanche area cleared enough to park at trail head. Quite a bit of snow on trail as you get about half way. 3 foot high in areas. But easily passable. Our 5 year old needed a lot of help but easy for adult. A lot of snow when you get to the lake but hard packed. The first campsite you come to with the big rock you could get a few small tents in. There are a couple other spot you could squeeze one into. We were able to set up our bigger tent right on the other side of the outlet where there is a lot less snow on that side of the lake but not too many campsites. Lots of fish surfacing. Bring your pole.

nature trips
24 days ago

Beautiful!!

24 days ago

6/24/18 Road has been cleared of fallen trees and is passable. Requires a high clearance vehicle as the last mile or so gets a little rough. Hiked up to Hunt Lake starting at 7am, rocks were a little slick but snow free besides a few easily avoided pockets. After hitting the lake we went around to the west side and headed up the stream to the pass between Fault lake and Hunt mostly covered in snow. Part way we traversed back north on boulder fields towards Gunsight Peak. Went up the saddle just to the south and continued along the ridge. There were a few sections with a bit of exposure that required technical climbing and scrambling. After a few false summits on the ridge we made it to Gunsight Peak. Amazing weather and views. Took a more direct route down talus and avalanche chutes with a little bushwhack back to Hunt Lake. Good times!

The road up is blocked by massive avalanche damage about a half mile from the trail head. Just park and walk up. There are still drifts of snow on parts of the trail. It was packed enough for easy hiking on top of it when we were there.

A mellow, well-maintained trail with beautiful views the entire way!

Beautiful walk

Always a great hike spring or late fall in the snow. Trail gets a little lost in the rock towards the top, keep your eyes out for pathway.

Great snowshoe trail mainly through the woods.

backpacking
5 months ago

Far harder hike (more like climb) than expected but beautiful lake with awesome fishing.

8 months ago

The last half mile or so of the road was covered in snow so my roommate and I walked to the trailhead and went from there. Besides that the road wasn't too bad; my Honda crv had no issues getting as far as we got. The "trail" was difficult and not exactly safe with the snow covering the boulders (as well as the deep spaces between boulders). There were footprints to follow so we decided to go ahead and follow the path of whoever went before us. Fortunately no one hurt themselves. We left our vehicle at 2:00pm and got back before 5:30pm. We ate lunch at Hunt Lake (now frozen) but didn't stay long because it was cold and windy. So if you want the mountains all to yourself and also want to build character, try this hike in late October-- otherwise I recommend hitting it earlier in the fall or summer.

hiking
9 months ago

Lots of snow, come prepared! Beautiful hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike!!!

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous backcountry lake. It is a fairly easy trail with a nice payoff.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of Little Rock's at beginning of trail watch footing.

hiking
9 months ago

First hike ever for my husband & I. Will definitely go back!

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail!

hiking
10 months ago

All of it was beautiful!

mountain biking
10 months ago

I take my bike on this trail at least twice a week. It's just a nice trail to add to my 19 mile ride. There are a lot of people that use this trail. A lot of dog walkers. Which I love to see all the good looking dogs! So far all owners have been gracious to be aware of me passing and coming toward them. I try to be respectful of them and slow down and give them a heads up before passing.
This trail is gorgeous and I love how wide it is! Just an easy, low key trail and I'll keep using it. You can't beat the views from this trail!

pretty easy nice track with lots of beautiful plants on the way, gets hot on the way up with little shade in the midday sun

hiking
11 months ago

Some of the best views I've seen at the top. Well worth the journey!

hiking
11 months ago

We added on to this nice lake hike and trekked up to Harrison Peak thats way I give it a five the view down to the lake was awesome but not for the beginner or one that does not like heights :)

hiking
11 months ago

7/26/17-This was a fantastic hike. Took us a bit to get up, only because we had our young daughter with us. She wasn't used to this kind of hike (she's 14). She was amazing though and hiked the whole way up and down! We were amazed at how gorgeous the lake is! Wow! So worth the hike. We had our lunch up there on a rock and enjoyed every moment. We went at 10:45 and reached the top at around 1:40. Remember though we had to make quite a few stops ;). Lots of cool big boulders to climb on. Would like to camp up there sometime. It was a warm day, but not overwhelmingly hot. At the lake, it was cool and the wind cooled us down. Bugs weren't too bad. Some flies trying to bother us during the hike, but not horrible. I think this is a popular hike and so not sure how many people camp up there. Seems like a lot of people like this trail. Can't wait to do this again!

hiking
11 months ago

Moderate hike with great views of the upper alpine. Trail is good , watch for loose rocks on trail. No bears sighted. Bells and spray recommended.

Amazing hike with spectacular views! Lots of steep incline that is not good for beginners. The lake is beautiful and well worth every mile. Did not come in contact with bears but better safe then sorry!

11 months ago

We were looking forward to this hike, but when we reached the point where we had about 10 miles to drive to the trailhead, you need a 4 wheeler to access. Our truck could not make it. Would've been helpful if this was included in the description--hope this doesn't happen to anyone else

hiking
11 months ago

This is a fantastic hike, with views from beginning to end. The cooler temperature up high was a pleasant break from the scorching temperatures in the valleys of North Idaho. The views of the lake and the mountain peaks above, are well worth the trip to this wonderful trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Just did this today. Great trail to the lake. Great scenery. Scrambled around the south side of the lake and went up to the ridge overlooking the basin which feels Little Harrison lake. Met some guys who said they knew a way from Little Harrison back to the car, it was bushwacking hell. The only reasonable way out of Little Harrison is..,,,, there isn't one. It's a pretty lake but so what. Skip it. I'll try to post a picture here for your enjoyment. If you're nuts enough to go there, exit over the high ridge leading to Beehive lake then from the lake take the trail out. Have fun

hiking
11 months ago

This is a great hike. A lot of people camp here. The mountain lake is spectacular! It's a bit of a drive up a 9 mile long dirt road but worth the trip! The hike is only 3 miles each way, you get over 1,500 ft of elevation so it's a decent trade off. Be careful of a few things, rain, snow and hail, bears at the lake, and oh did I mention be prepared for any kind of weather! People even fish the lake and pull Rainbow Trout out! I also caution you first time hikers, this route is a bit confusing near the lake as you wind up through the granite boulders and granite field, use the markers and use the All Trails Pro downloaded map! It may be worth the $2.50 a month to not get lost! Enjoy the hike, backpack trip, camping and fishing adventures! :-P

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