This hike requires an extended drive to a long, up-and-down forested loop. On the upside, it comprises six lakes, a flower-filled meadow, late-summer huckleberries, views of five Cascades volcanoes, and a beautiful forest that you’ll probably have largely to yourself.
Lovely, shorter options exist, but if you want to do the whole thing, consider backpacking or car-camp at Hideaway Lake, near the trailhead.
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