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beautiful, fairly easy hike. trail is in good condition. all water crossings can be done without getting your boots wet. we didn’t see any goats, but other people hiking today said they did. summer flowers are fading, fall colors are just beginning. gonna be gorgeous up there in a month or so. definitely take the time to hike to Pearl. i would do this hike again and go on to Dalton as well.

Great hike! This was a quick day hike. About 1.5 hours to Heart Lake. Started making the climb to Pearl Lake and got weathered ouf. Some trail clearing has been done since my last trip and it's not so over grown. Sometimes this trail gets lots of horse traffic. Lots of road apples. Always beautiful. The flowers in the early summer are amazing. Picked a few of the last Huckleberrys and Thimbleberrys. Late summer treat!

Considering a four-day camp/float tube trip to fly fish this lake. Not certain there are any fish in this lake. If I do not hear from anyone on this site, I will report back. Heading up in September when it is a bit cooler. Thoughts welcome.

hiking
1 month ago

Great scenic trail. Some steep parts coming down the mountain into the lake but not too bad. Water was cold and refreshing on a early August day. Didn’t make it past Bonanza but will next time.

WILD FLOWERS!!!!! I’ve never see. So many gorgeous wild flowers. I would surely do this hike again!!! The hike is popular and we passed by a good amount of people. If you’re looking for a hike with seclusion I would go during the early season and a week day. Still, I would recommend this hike to anybody. Great for camping on the lakes and very family friendly.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great hike! Be prepared for the 21 mile dirt road drive into it by bringing a car with a higher clearance. Once we got to the trail, it took about 2.5 miles to reach the first lake. If you continue past the first lake, you can reach a second lake that is only .25 miles away. Both lakes are breathtaking and beautiful. We hiked it in July and the weather said 80 degrees and sunny. However, it was closer to 60 degrees on the mountain. I would pack warmer clothes that you can stuff in a backpack if you get too hot.

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

Amazing hike. The views are absolutely mesmerizing. The trail was a little overgrown I. spits but nothing that couldn't be handled. A must if you ever are in the area.

definitely an amazing trail and extremely easy! I absolutely loved the lake and the scenery. no complaints!! super short trail though, the length is misleading. I had to dip early due to a large gash from a rock but I wanted to stay all weekend! will def be back.

Went on 6/22-23. Very pretty. Day hiked to upper lake. Still fair amount of snow around the upper lake. Easy hike. Saw a decent sized marmot and some small bear tracks in the snow.

Awesome easy hike! Gorgeous views the whole time

I’ve done this hike overnight many times and it is one of my favorites! Clear path and such gorgeous views. A bunch of mountain goats were by our camp all night last time which was distracting but super cool! Good fishing!

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
2 months ago

This will go down as one of my favorite hikes. Hike is more like 6 miles, first 4 miles are little elevation gain with the last to miles making up for it! Trail is great in spots and incredibly overgrown in others but could still be found. Be prepared to get your feat wet. Also 40 or so downed trees across the trail adding to the fun. Osprey, bald eagles, elk with calves, no bugs, multiple waterfalls and 2 peaks to bag. Id Recommend coming in from the Superior side, I came up the Joe from St Maries, though a nice drive it's a very slow long one on an active logging road. To the douche bags that left the inflatable raft and rube up there... very poor form. Shame on you. Pack in what you pack out!

Cliff Lake is one of my favorites. We hiked it, June 28. My son-in-law, my 1.5 years old and my 2.5 years old granddaughters, as well the other set of grandparents came along. No snow on the trail, but it was a little muddy. The 2-year old hiked it on her own, most the way.This is a must-do hike. A great family hike to a Glacier National Park-like lake and mountain.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike great waterfalls worth the trip. this map days 9 miles but it's actually 6.

hiking
2 months ago

So, so gorgeous. My two buddies and my oldest daughter and I did this hike in early September of 2017. Saw some wolf tracks all the way up to the lake- very clearly wolf tracks in the mud and early season snow. Lots of camp sites after the rather lengthy steep section of the trail past the old cabin site. Overall a very fun hike that offers lots to see along the way. The remnants of the outfitter's site, scenery, streams, and wildlife are all wonderful but the lake views are the capstone.

Wow! I day hiked this solo yesterday. The payoff for this was spectacular. Such a beautiful lake, had it almost to myself (just one other hiker while I was there). Needed water shoes for the last crossing near the outlet of the lake. Can't wait to get back and stay overnight. (Nicole - the campsites are all snow free - have fun!)

Looking to do a backpacking trip up here in the next 2 weeks. Are there clear spots to camp or is there still too much snow? Thanks!

Great beauty! Has been annual Father’s Day trip for many years. Sadly there are now signs directing to it off the freeway. This year was so overcrowded that we will be scouting a new hike for next year. We always take a bag to collect trash left by others and this year we filled it and could have probably filled a second. Sad to see happen to such a gem of a place.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

June - Early Summer These lakes offer some of the most beautiful views I’ve ever seen with such easy access. Both looks are beautiful. For those that have been over in the Cabinet Mountains to places like Granite Lake, the upper lake reminded me a lot of that area. Hiking to the upper lake is fairly easy, not a lot of elevation gain, and you can do it in about an hour. It was very cold for end of June, 40s, and there was still a lot of snow around the upper lake. For those looking for ridge hikes, there are a lot of opportunities here. What truly makes this lake awesome though is it’s access. It only requires a little bit of mountain driving right off the interstate, and you can drive directly to the lower lake. There are a few campsites at the lower lake with a vault toilet, and what looked like one good campsite at the upper lake. All and all I would highly recommend this one.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Awesome day hike up to Heart and Pearl Lake. Great trail for dogs. Still some snow on the trail, but it was manageable. Plan on having your feet soaked by the end of the hike. Took us about 5.5 hours with a very leisurely pace. THIS HIKE IS BEAUTIFUL.

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

Great hike, there is still a lot of snow so the trail can be a little tough to follow. We camped at the front of heart lake instead of continuing around the left side. Couldn't find a clean route with all the snow. Probably 6-10 feet in spots. It was cold but definitely a good time.

Couldn't reach the trailhead. Too much snow on the approach road. Ford Escape didn't have snow tires so had to turn back around 3 miles from the trailhead

backpacking
10 months ago

Hiked this in late October so the conditions weren't the greatest. The hike isn't too bad, but it was hard to find the trail at some points. Make sure you are ready for the 21 mile gravel/dirt road to the trailhead! My friend's car had low clearance, but we ended up only getting a couple scratches so I think most cars could make the trek. Cool and quiet hike though!

This was one of my favorite backpacking hikes ever. We camped at Pearl and did a day hike to Dalton, well worth it. All of the lakes were gorgeous and the hike was moderate to Pearl, hard if you go onto Dalton because of the extra distance. I do not consider myself an avid hiker and more casual.

This hike was awesome in the fall! The colors were incredible (check out my pics), but the weather was a little iffy with sideways rain/wind. September was the perfect time with gorgeous fall colors. In October or later, I'd expect knee deep snow.

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