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Nicholas Keller reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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BackpackingGreat!

Can be hard to follow. Also you may want to take the time to go to Petunia Point you will have an incredible view.

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Dane Nelson reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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Hiking

Real cold and snow-covered toward top, but gorgeous!

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Ashley Sandquist reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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Shelby Sundquist reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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Entire trail is snowy/ icy. The snow looked fresh and was nice enough to walk on. Less than an inch until the meadow campsites. There were several spots where water runs over the trail and had frozen- some of these were very slippery. On the climb to the basin, the snow was more like 6 inches deep (all powder) but there were spots where you really sink in to it. Hike felt pretty cold because most of it is shaded. Still, gorgeous. 4 stars because of the icy "stairs"

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Sarah Miller reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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John Adamson reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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It was soooo cold. Camped the night before the day hike, I mile-in at the fork between Upper Dungeness and Royal Basin. If I knew there were plenty of camp sites, I would have camped closer to Royal Creek. It was 27 degrees that night, glad I had enough gear to last. The whole hike was like hiking in a freezer until Around 1pm in the upper basin. Saw a few trail runners. It’s a good trail for it, but be aware of a large washout halfway, mud here and there and ice on the trail on the incline to Royal Lake. The ice is easy to see and navigate. No micro spikes just yet, or else you would be constantly taking them on/off. Fishing No fish in the upper Dungeness or Royal Creek. At Royal Lake, the cutthroat are spawning and showing their beautiful red fins with white outlines. You can see them from the bank. They are a bit picky because of their state of mind??? You can’t get much in because the gray jays scare them away when they fly around you and land on your pole.

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Linda Valley reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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brutal 12 miles. 2 up on 3900 feet is grueling. beautiful views

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Rachael Sutherland reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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Laurent Lathieyre reviewed Upper Dungeness Trail to Handy Camp
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Backpacking

Great conditions for a 1 night backpacking trip: blue sky, sunny. Temp. 50-30

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Shaun Dewar reviewed Tubal Cain Trail
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Zac Wilson reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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Calvin Wheeler reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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So, This hike is very challenging! The first 4ish miles are a beeeze, then the work begins. At the second bridge you go left on a boot path, so don’t cross that second bridge. As you start the climb, it is very physically demanding and at times quite technical. The incline on the way up is brutal, but the lake is gorgeous! Then going down is equally challenging because of how steep it is. If your a novice, wait till summer and longer days. My wife and I did this trail, she’s more novice right now, and it took us 11 hours and we finished this trail in the dark. We were prepared for that, but still Erie hiking in the dark way in the middle of nowhere! Also, we tracked more like 11 miles.

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Kim Wheeler reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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Gannon Forsberg reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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Yeah

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Bradley Kneubuhler reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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HikingGreat!Snow

Difficult hike but worth it for the basin and lakes! Follow the river/ creek most of the way which is beautiful. Start early because the roads back get a little sketchy at nightfall. The basin is behind the lake passed the ranger station and through a valley and around a waterfall. Go a little father and you find another beautiful lake

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Kody Davis reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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FishingGreat!Snow

Trail was great. Not a ton of elevation the first few miles but last few were tough. Snowed almost the whole time we were there. Wind chill was very cold. Hiked up to the basin in the morning and it was well worth it. Caught a few beautiful fish as well on Royal Lake.

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Zach Denais reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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Boyfriend and I planned to do about 12mi of the hike. Got a late start so we knew we couldn’t complete it. It feels like a very, very long trail through the woods for the first 4ish miles. Beautiful creek alongside, but it just keeps going and going. We got about 3.5-4mi in and lost the trail a couple times at a creek that passes over it, possible washout from heavy rain the last week, as well as a couple of small fallen trees. At that point, we were the only two people on the trail and got spooked because the woods just got denser and scarier and we were struggling to keep track of the trail. Turned around and high tailed it back to the car. Looking forward to trying it again with more time and more people. The views look incredible. I agree that the directions are wrong. Palo Alto to 2880 to Upper Dungeness Trailhead. Apple maps pulls up the trailhead if you search it.

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Libby Cope reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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BackpackingGreat!

The directions are incorrect. If you go up Palo Alto road, *do not* turn left up Forest Service Road 28, instead hang straight/right and then turn right on Forest Service Road 2880. This will lead you past Dungeness Forks Campground and then you'll come to a T and you'll turn left towards the Dungeness Trails. So aside from getting lost the actual trail itself is amazing and the area is incredibly beautiful. I am very excited to go back again someday.

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Brandon Fluegel reviewed Upper Dungeness Trail to Handy Camp
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HikingGreat!
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Jenny Van Aken reviewed Tubal Cain Trail
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HikingGreat!

The first 3 1/2 miles are gentle uphill, sometimes flat, beautiful hike with varied scenery. Stopped for lunch at the camping spots before crossing the river, then headed up another 1/2 mile or so to where it opens up and you can see Buckhorn mountain. We lucked out with the weather, no fog or rain and the sun even came out a bit. My track said 8.2 miles and 1450 elevation gain. I’d love to go back and get to Buckhorn lake, which is another two miles or so. We didn’t go up to the plane wreck or mine this time, but definitely will be back.

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hailey kellison reviewed Royal Basin - Royal Lake
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CampingGreat!Rocky

Did this last year in August and it was absolutely beautiful. Not too many mosquitoes or bugs in general. Pretty uphill on the way there but the views are definitely worth it. Would recommend if you like lakes and shady hikes.

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M Irwin reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful hike. First four miles scenic and quite easy. Once you pass camp handy and start your ascent look out! It’s a great workout. It took us nearly five hours up and three out.

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Beautiful hike.

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