Gillette Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"For such a short trail, the way up to Gillette Lake packs a wildflower wallop. One reason for this is that the forest is maturing second- growth with plenty of light breaks. Another reason is that the trail crosses two clear-cuts.
One is nearly thirty years old, and the other is less than five. Removing an entire forest is anathema, of course, but it allows a plethora of pioneering species like shrubs and herbs to colonize the newly cleared land while the conifers slowly recover their dominance. This makes for interesting plant- watching. Also, you end up at a lake, quite an unusual end point for such a low-elevation trek."