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backpacking
5 days ago

First snow of the season! Awesome views and awesome lake.

hiking
6 days ago

I enjoyed the hike. I actually did a circle. So far, none of these AllTrails hike show it this way. Started near the Granite Flats campground entrance. Hiked on Trail 43 to Trail 188. About a mile or so, there is an unmarked trail to the Box Elder Peak Summit. I have a GPX to share, if needed. Then hiked back to trail 188 and turned right. Followed that to Trail 44 back to the Granite Flats campground. Most of Trail 188 beyond the Box Elder Peak turnoff is very much overgrown, but not hard to stay on the trail. I loved it, because I was alone most of the day. Here is a Strava Link, if it helps. https://www.strava.com/activities/1168712457

hiked this for a couple miles this morning. fall colors are definitely coming out. love how quiet this trail is and the gorgeous views. we also saw a deer on the hike today.

Shocked by the 4.5 stars. Least favorite hike of the summer. The trail has been badly worn from horses and is extremely loose and rocky. Tons of exposure the whole way. Disappointed in the lake because water level is way down. I strongly recommend just driving to the Silver Lake TH and hiking to Silver Lake.

hiking
14 days ago

The trail starts with a gradual incline and gets steeper the higher you get. It's pretty rocky throughout. Since I just moved from Arizona and I'm not used to the high elevation, this hike was a bit more challenging for me. There were a few shaded spots to stop and rest though. The lake at the top was well worth the climb. Definitely a beautiful sight to take in.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful hike. Steep and Rocky incline. Seemed longer than 4.5 miles. Excellent lake at the top of the hike. Plan 2 hours up unless you hike consistently. Would like to camp out at the lake next time. Bring lunch and consider swimming in the lake even though the water is cold. Will do again.

I found the trail head information misleading regarding the length of the trail. While the views are nice and the ascent moderate, the best part was the lake at the top. While I found the water cold, it was refreshing and I went for a swim. The area is rocky so wear your sneakers when swimming. I would return to this hike. If I had a more time and was not leaving, i would have swam more and taken another hike in the afternoon.

My tracker recorded closer to 5 miles round trip. Beautiful hike, mostly sunny on the way up so go early. The lake was fabulous! Walk to the right to see the top of the waterfall.

Great Trail and Great Lake
We took a big group and hiked up. We went in the middle of the day so we would be hot when we got up there and would swim in the lake. It was absolutely wonderful! Highly Recommend this trail!

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful! One of my favorite hikes! It is pretty well shaded and the lake is so beautiful!

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17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

fun trail, great end of the hike!!