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Did this hike at the end of June. Really good hike. The things to prepare for are snow still in patches where you need to traverse and also a fairly steep climb towards the summit. The views are fantastic and the weather in the mornings is good for a hike. We saw many marmots, big horns, and chipmunks above the tree line. Wear sturdy hiking shoes because it does get rocky at the top. You will start around 10,000 ft and climb a little over 3,000. I live at higher altitude so the thin air wasn't too bad but you definitely need to take account of it. Rain can come in after lunch. Outstanding scenery the whole way with light foot traffic for us. We refueled at 5 Star Burgers in Taos. Great spot to unwind and reflect.

3 days ago

Yooooooo why did none of you reviewers warn me about how there's not actual signage for Stewart's? You have to follow the sign for Johnson, apparently. I'm not sure, because we never made it to Stewart's. Us passing the sign and heading several miles in the wrong direction turned this into more of a failed suicide attempt than a one-nighter, and since Stewart's is apparantley a bit beyond Johnson we just collapsed at the first lake we got to.

That being said, my review should reflect the actual trail. Which is lovely. Very gradual incline the entire way, several beautiful aspen stands, and multiple water sources along the way. The information calls this "heavily trafficked," and I would agree if you're going on a weekend. We hiked in on a Sunday and passed many groups on their way , but had the whole lake to ourselves that night. Don't trust the distance estimates of people hiking out - they've been hiking downhill the whole time!!

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4 days ago

Took my 12 , 9, 7 year old kids. Beautiful wildflowers saw some orchids too. Caves were small but interesting didn't go in too far. Good intro to the Pecos without hiking far.

5 days ago

Went there 3/13-15 and didn't need any snow shoes or traction aides. There was only one part of the skyline trail right after the fork to go up to Baldy which required some minor route finding to navigate around the snow. Within the next week or so that section should melt out.

Great fun! Took my sons, 11 and 7, they did fine!

10 days ago

Absolutely beautiful with lots of wildflowers along the way. Easy hike.

Nice hike with great views. The Williams Lake trail is nice but Bull-of-the-woods is a much more spectacular choice if you have the time/stamina.

I hiked this today! I only hiked this going down from the peak. I came from Bull of the Woods which took me about 4.5 hours and lake Williams trail all the way down to where I parked to start took me about 2-2.5. The snow slowed me down pretty good on the rock scree area and the trails were easy to lose since it was a first for both. Too tired to go near the lake and hang out. Give both trails another month of the same type of summer heat and that snow shouldn't be as much of a factor. Also, I forgot to record this one!

13 days ago

Anyone know if the trail is passable at the moment. Snow and trees down?

14 days ago