"A day hike or backpack from Glacier Route 7 (Inside North Fork Road) to Logging Lake, 4.4 miles (7 km) one- way; or Glacier Route 7 to Grace Lake, 12.8 miles (20.5 km) one- way.
The trail starts off with a short climb to the top of a densely wooded plateau and then proceeds along the rim of a shallow canyon. Here you enter the area burned in the 2001 Moose Fire and several other smaller fires in the 1990s.As is typical of North Fork trails, this trail provides an easy hike through gentle terrain. Occasionally, the trail ventures near the rim of a small canyon, offering a brief glimpse of Logging Creek below. In accordance with its gentle terrain and mature forests, the trail offers no views of the glacier-carved peaks until it reaches Logging Lake.The first campground along the trail is about half a mile east of the lake’s outlet, on the north shore.This campground, situated on a beautiful little bay, affords the first view of the lake and the peaks that rise at its eastern end." Read more
"As an excellent introduction to the backcountry, gentle Logging Lake Trail ambles through ponderosa pines and wildflower meadows, following Logging Creek, backdropped by mountain views now visible thanks to wildfires a decade ago.
The route follows Logging Creek up to the lake, although sometimes the trail is high on a bench away from the foamy stream. Here, you experience solitude and silence, perhaps punctuated by the sounds of the pileated woodpecker, Steller’s jay, and black-capped chickadee. You may also find old, partially burned communication wires from an era past. As the trail wends in and out of new and old growth hemlock, lodgepole pine, and occasional ponderosa pine forest, hikers encounter wetlands and shallow creek crossings. The damp mud provides an imprinted tale of travelers: deer, black bear, moose, human, horse, and pack mule—and mosquitoes in early summer." Read more