Owyhigh Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The local wildlife love the Owyhigh Lakes. This pair of shallow forest lakes provides good water, lots of forage in the shoreline meadows, and wonderful cover in the forests that press in around the lakes. Hikers find limited views from the trail—though there are nice views up to Cowlitz Chimneys and Tamanos Mountain. But the forest environment this trail explores is unmatched for those who appreciate a rich woodland ecosystem. Kids and adults appreciate the wildlife-viewing potential.
Birds and beasts (large and small) thrive in this forest, and birds fill the lakes basin. Repeated visits to the lakes have let me spot grouse, pileated woodpeckers, mountain blue jays, cedar waxwings, ospreys, bald eagles, golden eagles, tanagers, and a host of birds I couldn’t identify. There’s also a fair amount of huckleberries along the route if you time your trip just right."