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

Go right on the trail, not to the left towards the pink flag.
This hike is amazing. It is a steady climb on switchbacks for about 3 miles and then a STEEP climb for half a mile to get to the top. We hiked this on a rainy, foggy day so we only saw a little of the view, but it was worth it! I definitely would recommend bringing hiking sticks and a lunch to eat at the top!

Absolutely beautiful hike through an old growth fire scared Hemlock forest. Amazing diversity of wildflowers and songbird species. Plus the view at the top is absolutely breathtaking. A couple very steep sections, but for the most part they have well constructed switchbacks. Very easy to find along the forest roads, paved all the way out there. Only thing for hikers to note, when you are at the trail-head right across the street from the parking lot area, take the trail to the right NOT THE LEFT. When we were there, someone had hung pink flagging and written the word "trail" on it going to the left. They must have been talking to someone else because that trail went .6 miles and then dead ended at a road. We found the "right" trail though, and just turned the day in to a 9 mile hike. Absolutely beautiful hike that I would definitely recommend!

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4 months ago

nice lush forest trail. some quick views and some wild flowers. will go back in the fall, I think there will be some real nice fall colors!

Monday, August 14, 2017

A great deal of near cliff walking the first 1/4 mile and all up until you turn around. Nice old growth but you can't see very far.

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Monday, August 07, 2017

beautiful old growth forest. pretty easy hike. expected more at the end, but it was still nice!

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful forest walk with some old growth. Small waterfall, and wonderful wild flowers right now! Many roads and trails to explore in the area.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Nice shortish hike with good variety for the area -- a few alpine meadows with decent views, a long old growth segment, and a short second growth segment at the beginning.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017