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This was a fun and challenging hike. The first half is pretty easy but when you hit Williams Lakes it's all up hill and switchbacks. Lots of rocks so please wear ankle support. On the way back thunderstorms started so I lucked out. All in all great hike!

Not for biking. I did search for mountain bike trails and Pecos Falls came up. After driving primitive roads all the way back here we find out bikes are not allowed on the trail.

Hiked 8/1/17. Didn't quite make it to the top, the altitude got the best of my lowlander self. Definitely a tough trail, but probably one of the most beautiful places I've seen. Stopped at the lake for a bite and shared my trail mix with a couple of friendly chipmunks. Also saw a couple of pika and a female grouse in the rocky spots. Get an early start on this one. I highly recommend a beer and a brat at the Bavarian when you descend. Tim's Stray Dog Cantina also makes a killer green chile margarita.

it's a tough climb but worth it in the end. next time will probably not go during monsoon season(August) with the kiddos so we can take more time allowing them to reach the top. we ended up sending them down early when the clouds started to gather.

Disappointing if you think you're going to actually get to the lake! I did not log in to record, but after hiking 5 hours and logging 4.9 miles, the trail abruptly ended in what looked like an apocalypse of uprooted and downed trees in a boggy swamp. We hung around for at least another 45 minutes trying to figure out where the trail resumed but to no avail. We had no choice but to go back down without seeing the magnificent views of Goose Lake.
This is also not what I would call a moderate trail except at the beginning. The length and elevation gain alone make it challenging, and there are plenty of places where tree roots, downed trees and rocks make it difficult. You also have to cross the stream several times either on logs or rocks. There are no signs along the trail to guide you, and although the trail is mostly clear, at the end there is no indicator of where to go to get to the lake.
Your best bet, if you want to see the lake, is to get there by Jeep or ATV. Otherwise hike up a couple miles to the first or second meadow, have a picnic and hike down. The maps for this trail are inaccurate . If anyone has actually hiked all the way to the top and seen the lake, I'd like to know where I missed the trail.