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Gorgeous scenery and awesome hike but tougher than you’d think for 13 miles. Once you get to the first lake, keep left to go to the second lake. If you go to the right you have to do a major detour and cross several creeks. Also watch out for moose.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice trail for a day hike.

Absolutely beautiful hike and definitely worth the 18-ish mile effort. However, the trail can be tough to find in several locations and I don’t know that I could have finished the loop without AllTrails map and GPS. There are numerous other trails in the area which mostly seemed like footpaths so hikers could avoid those on horseback. I took several but wouldn’t have been brave enough to explore without GPS as a back up. I can see what others are saying about the condition of the trail. It was dry when I went but a little bit of rain would have made it a muddy mess. Definitely recommend doing this as a clockwise loop. I ran into some folks coming up while I was going down from Misty Moon Lake and they all looked miserable—it was uphill almost the entire way to Misty Moon.

We only hiked to Lake Solitude and back. while the Setting of the lake is beautiful, the trail to get there is nasty. Horse packers use this trail mostly and it shows. the trail gets destroyed by the horses and there is horse crap everywhere. never give this trail after it has rained, you'll be knee deep in horse shit.

This trail is not 5.7 m it’s 7.7m. Totally beautiful!!!

We did this loop as a day hike (very doable if you get going early, move at a good pace etc). It took us a little over 8 hours.....a quick lunch stop, a few photo stops and a stop to purify water. For the most part, the All Trails map was great and got us from start to finish. However, the trail gets sketchy in spots and the topo map would have been really helpful so I could have seen where we should be in relation to lakes, creeks etc (and saved us some time). Be prepared for the climb as you leave lake solitude and hike down into misty moon. Beautiful scenery!!

Gorgeous trail! Perfect for a solid day hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

According to my watch, this trail, from the parking lot at West Tensleep Lake to the edge of Lake Helen was 6.89 miles, not 8.7 as All Trails says it is. Most people we passed on the trail expected it to be around 5 miles. Not sure why there’s such a discrepancy. The trail is well used and maintained, and the scenery is beautiful! Mosquitos were in full force at the lake, and they mean business. They found any spot that may not have been sprayed and they bite through clothes. Well worth the effort. I will most certainly do this trail again.

backpacking
2 months ago

Don't let the skeeters deter you from enjoying this lake and views! If so, maybe do August thru October.

backpacking
7 months ago

Nice hiking

backpacking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Backpacked to this lake and camped before heading to do Cloud Peak the next day. Beautiful lake with lots of trees. We saw several moose both days we were there!

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