Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington
by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2010 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
Great hike, lots of water so lots of mosquitos but very peaceful.
This is a good trail for a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip as we did. There are some lovely spots by Dumbbell Lake but you have to find them they are not on the main trail. You pretty much have to look for side trails to head off and explore the lakeside to find your spot but it is worth it. The trail is well maintained except for two bridges being out. One close to Dumbbell Lake was over a dry creek bed when we went so no trouble. but the other about a mile in required going over some downed trees so be forewarned if that is not something you like to do.
Sign in/up to upload photos.