Explore the most popular walking trails near Eagle Bay with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy hike, be easy on the dirt road on the way. Hardest part of the whole thing.

hiking
6 months ago

always a beautiful hike

Steady uphill walk and the way back was much faster. I'm happy they opened this up.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy hike. Waterfalls is very nice. Only a few muddy spots but no rain lately. The lake is beautiful and peaceful.

CLOSED from second week of October to mid December during hunting season.

Nice hike. Waterfall at end of the lake was roaring. Nice tree colors and some mud but easy to get around.

Great views on top, especially from the newly refurbished fire tower. Easy hike, a mile out and a mile back. I would definitely suggest an early hike because the crowd shows up close to noon. The trail is well marked and can be slick in some spots due to traffic. Well worth it...

Easy hike even in the rain. Also Great hike for families. I heard it was not marked but that is not true at this time is marked very well.

Easy hike, well marked, nice trail.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great ride if you are looking to go fast. The double track section runs around Moss Lake, and is quite easy. Some sections on the far side of Moss lake have a slight incline with loose rocks, but overall very manageable. If you get to the spur trail out to Sis & Bub take it. It's a fun stretch of single track. Not a lot of elevation change, but some fun rocks and roots to go fast over. This section is more technical than the loop around Moss Lake. The spur trail eventually gets to the vista trail which is insanely difficult. I would not advise doing it unless you have a lot of mountain biking experience. Once you get to a good section on the spur trail turn around and go back to Moss for roughly a 5 mile cruise.

P.S
There was a down tree on the spur trail where I turned around. 9/16/17.

Easy hike rained while I did but was still fun no real views at top but well maintained tower anther 1 down

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is an easy hike overall with only a few sections that have more gradual incline. Trail was well marked. The majority of the path was dry but did run into some muddy areas, which is to be expected, after a week with some rain. The mud was mostly able to be avoided by walking to the side. The waterfall was easy to find on the 2nd visit however the 1st visit to this trail a few years ago I actually managed to miss the waterfall probably due to a drier season and did not hear the obvious running of the waterfall that year. Also discovered an outhouse near the bigger opening on the hike that set back a ways which may be helpful for those that desire a bit more privacy.

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy and beautiful hike! Only downside was that the trail was VERY muddy. Nothing we couldn't handle though! Lovely tower also!

It was a great easy hike. Wasn't as muddy as we thought(it poured all yesterday). Trail is well marked. Dirt road to get there for about 9 miles but you have to expect that and it was a wide well travelled road. Bill the cabin stewardess was there and told us great stories where we really got the feel of its history. Just a great hike all around!! So glad it's been restored and is accessible to the public!

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice walk with my husband. Next time I'll go very early in the am.

hiking
8 months ago

I hiked the trail counter clockwise to see the falls first and the old camp site last. A nice trail, but very buggy. (When is a trail ever not buggy after rain in Aug?) Some repairs taking place after the falls and I had to follow the ribbon markers for a while.
If i were to go again, I'd reverse direction and stay a while at the lake. 3 hrs to complete.

8 months ago

Started by taking the trail to the beach at Moss lake and looped around back to the trailhead then went (back) right at the trailhead and walked to the trail leading to Bubb and Sis lakes and on to the trailhead on Rt. 28 attempted to do the Vista Trail as well but once to a certain point could not go any further with a 2 year old in tow-not very well kept then went on back to finish the Moss Lake loop and go back to our car. Rated at 3 because the trail is not highly trafficked and is extremely muddy in parts with little to no path around also there is no guide for Bubb and Sis lake trail or Vista Trail so you pretty much have to own your own map and hope it's there or wing it.

hiking
9 months ago

There's a short trail that takes you right to the water. Also saw some cool camp sites. Dog friendly!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice walk add Bub and Sis trail to make it longer.

The bad: Road to get there was all gravel and dirt so make sure to bring a truck or SUV. The trail is bursting with bugs so bring bug spray.
The good: Pretty easy trail for even people of less physical stature. The view at the top of the fire tower is beautiful. There was actually a guide at the top who told us the history of the fire tower. He said he is a volunteer that is only there 2 weekends a year.

The bad: Road to get there was all gravel and dirt so make sure to bring a truck or SUV. The trail is bursting with bugs so bring bug spray.
The good: Pretty easy trail for even people of less physical stature. The view at the top of the fire tower is beautiful. There was actually a guide at the top who told us the history of the fire tower. He said he is a volunteer that is only there 2 weekends a year.

It was so muddy! BMX tracks through the mud made it even worse. It has been heavily trafficked with the plethora of tourists, so the mud was made worse with footprints too. It's also difficult to find if you follow standard GPS instructions.
Make sure you take the turn off of 28N in Eagle Bay and find Stillwater Rd. It's up a winding and rough dirt road several miles.

The fire tower is newly renovated, but still a small cabin. We went while there was an aggressively intrusive family there...so it was difficult to have more than a minute to soak in the views without kids running up and down slamming into you. (Parents, control your kids. Let others have a turn up there if you and your children have already seen it.)

I would say bring a car that will handle poorly maintained dirt roads well, and go early enough to avoid the constant flow of people.

Great trail. Best fire tower I've seen complete with Windows and latches so you can open them. Make sure there is no cloud cover or you will see nothing

lots of mud made it tougher after the big rain which brought out the black flies. other than that the views were great!

walking
11 months ago

Nice easy walk. Very enjoyable, pretty views.

Great short climb

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Quick easy hike. Fun to do with the dogs on skis or during the summer. Easy Mt bike ride. Head down to bub and sis to make the loop a little longer.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Was a great trail, beautiful scenery and loved the waterfall.
Trail was very muddy, a lot of spot we have to balance on logs placed by previous hikers.
At mile 2 trail is diverted with no warning... trudged through the woods, they do have it marked some are very hard to see.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

This was a nice easy hike to a nicely renovated Firetower. Really liked the inside of the cab.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

The waterfall was beautiful. Trail was wet in areas but not bad. Great views of the lake on the north side of the lake. An easy hike.

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