hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
snow
2 days ago

Great hike, not crowded, great for solitude or one on one hike with a partner. Saw few couples there There is a fork after about a mile from TH. You can choose to take a short (0.8 mile) very steep trail up or long (> 2 miles) one. The short one requires fitness or just taking multiple risks. Better view since it is mostly not under trees. The longer one has packed snow most of it. Sometimes it is hard to find the trail so you have to have offline map. Be careful because next to trees and logs the snow is soft. My advice take the short steep one up and the longer one down with a map. Have fun.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
3 days ago

Snow the entire way, snowed out 1.7 mi before the trailhead. Great trail though!

hiking
icy
snow
16 days ago

Road up to the parking lot is totally blocked by snow banks. Had to park a mile away from parking lot and wasn’t prepared to hike through large snow banks. Barely made it to the trailhead before we decided to turn back since we weren’t adequately prepared. I would either prepare yourself for a long hard snow hike or wait until later in the summer when all the snow melts off. In addition, we drive a 4Runner w/ 4WD and we only made it past the first snow bank before we decided to park. We saw another 4Runner with chains a little ways past where we parked and then no more cars, definitely not something to chance even with 4WD.

hiking
snow
17 days ago

Don’t even think about doing this trial without a GPS! The first 1.5 miles is gorgeous, but if you take the fork to the right at this point you’ll quickly discover a snow covered trial that is completely unmarked. I’d recommend taking a left at the fork (even if the incline is hellish) and enjoy .8 miles of stunning views. Both trials will get you to the same place, so pick your poison haha

hiking
rocky
snow
25 days ago

Beautiful trail with panoramic views for the majority of the hike while hiking the ridge line. Rather than taking the right turn at the split, we went left which opens up almost immediately to the ridgeline and continues up through steep terrain. The trail is much like a climbers trail and is strenuous and a little more rugged. Once we made it to the top of the over look we went back, which shortens this trail quite a bit, but I think it makes the elevation gain much more strenuous. Made for a great 3 hour adventure with beautiful views! Trail was mostly dry with a few remaining snow patches. Yak-tracks were helpful.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

The forest service roads leading up to the trailhead are still packed with snow, so I decided to park about two miles down and walk up. I made it to the parking lot but unfortunately the snow was too deep to continue with hiking boots and spikes. I wasn't able to find the trailhead but I would imagine that the trail isn't visible right now with the snow. I'll likely be back when the snow melts in a few months. :)

hiking
icy
1 month ago

The trail was a lot of work, still a lot of snow on the trail. What a hike and view! Well worth the work.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It is VERY hard to find this trailhead. It is not well-marked. We ended up hiking up a road for almost 2 miles trying to find the trailhead and finally found someone and asked. The trail is not super well-kept, and the parking is limited. The view and lake is worth seeing, but definitely pay hard attention to trail markers.

hiking
bridge out
off trail
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
6 months ago

The unpaved portion of road isn’t horrible, but there are some very big, deep potholes in some places, especially after turning up FR4934. Low clearance vehicles should go slow, pay close attention, and should be mostly ok. FR4934 isn’t marked, but Google Maps navigated me there fine. Once parked, continue walking up FR4934 for a short bit, then veer left up another old road for awhile before finding a trail on the left marked by a sign with a hiker icon. When the trail joins for Lake Lillian, there is a sign to head right towards Margaret Lake. The switchbacks take you down in elevation and eventually there is compact snow and ice on the trail and then eventually a lot of snow all around, I was surprised by this. Highly recommend micro spikes! The lake was beautiful today! Perfectly still with a gorgeous reflection. Had the whole trail and lake to myself, saw no one else all day. Great hike!

This was the most boring and wasted hike I ever did. Not a trail, it’s a dirt/gravel road that cars obviously drive in as one suv passed us on the way back. Wish I had a bag for all the empty beer cans and food trash, and there’s random car parts like someone’s entire back seat. No real views aside from the occasional mountain but it sucked. I love hiking and do 8-10 miles every Saturday and I would not recommend this boring monotonous trail.

What a boring and uneventful hike. No views, the road is clearly for cars ( when of rich went by while we were hiking) and I fail to see why this was rated a 4. E did 4 and 1/2 miles before we decided to throw in the towel. No with the trip

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
7 months ago

Beautiful hike and there’s lot of snow right now! Be aware that the first half of the trail is completely up hill which can be strenuous and the road in is pretty rough. Spikes aren’t necessary but I highly recommend hiking poles they were a huge help for balance up/down steep snowy hills! Was pretty foggy and cold today but the lake was still beautiful, definitely going to go back in the spring.

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