But if you are not in shape, then don't try it. Get Trail News Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Pear lake doesn't have many campsites, but being the only people up there spending the night, we grabbed the one and only amazing camp spot on the lake. I decided to leave Top Lake to Yogi and continued on to Pear, where I set up my tent with 5 or 6 thru-hikers already camped out in the large spot at the PCT end of the lake. Much of the area around Pear Lake is fragile meadow of heather and ground blueberry. The trail forgivingly climbs above a wide grassy meadow surrounding Grass Lake where a marmot or two might be sunbathing on boulders. Trip Report. Heather Lake, Emerald Lake, and Pear Lake Trail via Watchtower and Pear Lake Trails is a 11.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Oh, Pear Lake. Pear Lake rests at 4809 feet and has two large campsite areas, one at the west end and one on the east end near the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, each with its own toilet. The hike itself isn't as stunning as some I've done - although the views of Mount Meeker, Pagoda Mountain, and the back of Longs are incredible for a short stretch of the trail - but Pear Lake itself, and the campsite, are probably the best destination I've seen in Rocky Mountain National Park. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. But if you stay on trail, you'll have the same views, without any of the exertion. Fantastic hike to several mountain lakes in Sequoia National Park. HIKE TO: Heather Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and Pear Lake TRAIL: The Lakes Trail MILES: 12.4 miles (15.4 miles according to my tracker) TIME: 1 night (3:30 hr in, 3:45 hr out) DATE I WENT: 10/13/18 - 10/14/18 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 9629 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 2625/423 ft HIKE PERMIT: yes for overnight camping LOCATION: Sequoia National Park, California 9/8/2015 Destination: Pear Lake (via Watchtower Trail) Elevation: 9,600 ft Distance: 13 miles round trip Elevation gain: 2,200 ft Dogs are also able to use this trail. Take care with Devil’s Club, and don’t miss the thimbleberry and salmonberry to be savored. Uneven rocks on trail, consistent elevation climb, etc. To reach the trailhead from Estes Park, drive 12.6 miles south on Colorado Highway 7 … It can get windy and buggy, but you take your lumps when you have the opportunity to spend time somewhere this beautiful. I got back to Pear in time to swing in the hammock and enjoy the sunset as the clouds began to clear out. There are plenty of windflowers, granite outcroppings, and open views along the way. Hike past three stunning alpine lakes and take in expansive granite views before reaching your prize, Pear Lake. on Pear Lake hiking trail in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado. ****PLEASE OBEY THE PARK RULES! We got to eat lots uv foods on this trip! Drive for 4.2 miles on 207, crossing the Wenatchee River, and arriving at a fork. From Cole's Corner, turn north (left if coming from the west) onto Highway 207, which is signed for Lake Wenatchee. In winter, the Pear Lake Ranger Station doubles as a refuge for backcountry skiers, riders and snowshoers. On the third day I hiked all of the way back to my starting point at the trail head at Wolverton. The Lakes Trail to Pear Lake can be done as either an overnight stay or a day hike. The sun was in full force on Monday morning so I took my time packing and had a  swim in the lake, which is shallow at the west end and not too cold. I headed up from the Smithbrook TH to scout my adopted section of the PCT from Janus to Pear Lake for trail work in a few weeks to see what we would be dealing with this year. Hiking is good for your physical health—we all know that. Hike by WTA Correspondents: Stay on this road, driving for 4.7 miles and then turning left onto FR67. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Thanks! A few remaining patches of ashen trees dot the outslope before leaving the burn area entirely. The hike starts at the Crestline Trailhead, and wanders through a recovering burn area en route to the lake. Day 2 (May 30) Pear lake - Alta peak attempt - Hump trail - Wolverton trail head We turned back a few hundreds feet below the Alta peak summit as it looked dangerous due to the loose snow. Length 4 miElevation gain 1181 ftRoute type Out & back Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching running Forest Lake Views The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Admittedly it’s a somewhat challenging four miles, but this is still the most popular high country hike in … Make a right .1 mile later at the Lodgepole Trail junction to continue on the Lakes Trail. When coworkers ask if I’m hiking over the weekend I frequently respond, “of course, time to go hike off some crazy!” I laugh when I say it, but I couldn’t be more serious. Take the left road at the fork; this is North Shore Road. Pretty please. From here, you’ll climb nearly 1,000 feet along Wolverton Creek and a million-year-old moraine deposited by the Tokopah Glacier. Pear Lake from Alta Peak and an incredible view of the Great Western Divide to the east. A total of about 16 miles for the day. Pear Lake is one of the Best Places on Earth for blueberries, for peace and quiet, for swimming in a shallow alpine lake, for large open campsites with established fire pits, and for day-hike options. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It will look like a steep side trail down but keep walking past the ope area, and you will soon find an easier path back to it. Type of Hike Multi-night … Go there now. Panorama of the Great Western Divide from Alta Peak After a short break on the summit, it … Route: Top Lake TH to Top Lake and Pear Lake. Beautiful Pear Lake, a 1.1 miles past Emerald, is set amid a world of glacial polished granite slabs and cliffs framed by Alta Peak to the south. allobean Pear Lake is a popular destination for day hikers and backpackers, and is reached by taking the “Lakes Trail” which passes by five beautiful subalpine lakes (hence the name). This is a perfect place to go if you like to: sleep in the sun, play in the water, walk on the trails, stick yor nose in beehives, forage for berries, drink from delicious streems, and get pets and scratches from peeple. Pear Lake Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Mullan, Idaho that features a lake. Pause at a viewpoint on the other side of the knob before your descent to gaze at Mount Stuart on the horizon along with Jove and Union Peaks closer in. Don’t forget your headlamp for the trip back down to your campsite! Hike to Pear Lake. Great trail, beautiful lakes (especially Pear Lake)! Seattle, WA 98104. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/the-lakes-trail Families can still enjoy the California Sierra backcountry without having to hike long distances. Beginning at 3700 feet and climbing gradually to circumnavigate the southern flank of Shoofly Mountain, in the first mile, hikers wage a constant battle with vegetation and mud. The lakes are best visited on a long day hike. Bring a Rocky Mountain National Park pass or money to contribute to park entrance fees. Length 12.7 mi … The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. After your highpoint of 5200 feet, the trail skirts 1 mile around to the south on a subalpine meadow filled with verdant shades of waist-high ferns, corn lily and mountain ash. The lake is a classic tarn, set in a distinctive glacially-carved granite bowl or cirque. Expect this demure lake to be full on a warm Saturday night in the summer with families, laughter and the less-pleasant blood-sucking mosquitos. So I wuz sad end cold and grumpee all nite end my person got 2 thermarests wile I had none. The dirt roads are washboard and potholed but as long as your car has clearance to get over some small loose rocks, you should be okay. From Everett, drive for 85 miles east on Highway 2 to Coles Corner. But dont do that it wood be rong. The lakes are best visited on a long day hike. Soon, meet up with the Pacific Crest Trail at 4575 feet, 5.8 miles from the trailhead. Yoo should bring yor person here soon. I found it :) Top Lake Trailhead typed in google maps seems like it works! If you're camping, be sure to pick a durable surface of soil or dry grass and camp 200 feet away from water when choosing your campsite. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association I have hiked on this trail twice, the last time, staying overnight at Pear Lake. ****PLEASE OBEY THE PARK RULES! Must Hike Must Eat WTA Member 300 Hiked Aug 22, 2019. I have wanted to hike this trail for a while as comparison with the Meadow Creek trail. Fishermen love this lake for fishing! The Pear Lake Winter Hut will be cleaned according to Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines prior to opening for the season. In total, the hike in took us around 5.5 hours, which included plenty of stops to take photos and explore the Watchtower. Day 2 (May 30) Pear lake - Alta peak attempt - Hump trail - Wolverton trail head We turned back a few hundreds feet below the Alta peak summit as it looked dangerous due to the loose snow. I have hiked on this trail twice, the last time, staying overnight at Pear Lake. Getting there was easy, although I would recommend staying on 207 ('Lake Wenatchee Hwy') rather than veering left on North Shore Drive, which is a slower road and reconnects with 207 before you get to FR 65. 4,526 m black diamond singletrack trail. Notes: Bring two liters of water, snacks, rain gear, extra layers of clothing, hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses and hiking boots. Also if they are not wokking it is becuz they are eeting sumthing so there is food. Family Backpacking: Pear Lake is a great location to experience a more “challenging” family backpacking trek with a few “car camping” touches as in pit toilets and designated bear vaults. From Leavenworth, you'll head west on Highway 2 for 15 miles to the same spot. You will hear water down below the trail but it runs inaccessibly beneath the lichen-spotted boulders. Uneven rocks on trail, consistent elevation climb, etc. External Links Here is a link to current trail conditions in the region Weather Conditions Uneven rocks on trail, consistent elevation climb, etc. It's a great hike. Drive less than a half mile, and turn right onto FR 6701. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Seattle, WA 98104. Peek through to the north and you could spot the snow white cap of Mount Baker but don’t be surprised if you startle mountain grouse taking shelter at the base of a nearby tree. It's a great hike. Your knees will thank you if you remembered hiking poles. WTA Pro Tip: The best vantage point for viewing the entirety of the fruit-shaped Pear Lake is to continue past the lake and up the sweeping switchbacks on the Meadow Creek Trail. on The fire burned 160 acres of the upper drainage of the Little Wenatchee River and was one of a series of hard-to-fight wildfires that year due to steep, difficult terrain. It’s a 6.5 mile, demanding hike through some of the best wildflower country in Rocky Mountain National Park. Beard lichen drapes from boughs above and pinecones crunch under your feet as you wander below the forest canopy. Hike a bit further on trail, and you'll see gorgeous views of that regal mountain before you arrive at Pear Lake. I was happy to see a bear but I don't think I would have slept well knowing it was around. So pick a promising day and get an early start to enjoy this gorgeous place. For overnight, you'll need to get a permit but there are beautiful camping spots available at both Emerald Lake and Pear Lake. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. As you meander across the slope to the other side of the mountain, you are heralded by the ghostly reminders of the mature forest that once carpeted the mountainside. It's a great hike. In protest I refused to sleep on the nice thermarest my person brot all the way up and down and up and down and up and down and past the bear to the campsite. Shannon Leader. 6.4 miles from the trailhead, we finally arrived right as the golden light started to hit the top of the mountains and create the most perfect reflection in Pear Lake, the largest lake … But if you are not in shape, then don't try it. Miles: 22 miles RT. Find a comfortable perch as the sun goes down and watch mountains begin to glow on the horizon. Beautiful Pear Lake, a 1.1 miles past Emerald, is set amid a world of glacial polished granite slabs and cliffs framed by Alta Peak to the south. Beautiful Pear Lake, a 1.1 miles past Emerald, is set amid a world of glacial polished granite slabs and cliffs framed by Alta Peak to the south. Additionally, bring money to chip in for gas for the driver. Nellie Lake Camp — 1st Iroquois Falls (Smooth Rock Falls) Threatened (still open) Iroquois Falls, Ontario, 70 km east of Timmins This is my 5th time on this section of the PCT and it just gets more beautiful every time (I may be a little biased). Pear Lake is a great destination for solitude, fishing, and mountain views. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 1/2 mile in and back along Meadow Creek Trail to PCT. Or they are not wokking becuz they are very tired so yoo cood try to steel there food. Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1367. The trail also goes past Winding another half mile past the lake may leave you with blue-tinged fingers as you nibble berry morsels hanging from the foliage. So pick a promising day and get an early start to enjoy this gorgeous place. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. To reach the trailhead from Estes Park, drive 12.6 miles south on Colorado Highway 7 … It is possible to continue up on a boot path here to the summit of Fall Mountain. After passing Finch Lake, the trail makes its way to the higher, Pear Lake where Copeland Mountain appears to shoot straight from its shores into the sky. Go Hiking Trip Reports PCT - Stevens Pass to Pear Lake, Lake Janus and Grizzly Peak, Top Lake, West Cady Ridge to Benchmark Mountain. Marge Lake is located just over the ridge from Pearl Lake, can be reached via an off-trail bushwhack. Sep 21, 2019 12:51 AM. There was one person camping there and we only saw 2 others groups the whole hike, but it was chilly at the lake. sumtimes hiking ruins my appitite so my person brot freeze-dryed dog dinner to crumble on my kibble which makes it irresistubble. I’m not seeing FR 65 on the map after 207 reconnects with Lake Shore Rd. So sweet and hard to leave. Pear Lake Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granite, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Rest briefly at a saddle and look out to the north where majestic Glacier Peak stands on a clear day and then snake steeply once more up the crest to reach the intersection with the Meadow Creek Trail (4900 feet). I stopped twice on the way out to pick more blueberries, which are HUGE this year. Sep 21, 2019 12:59 AM, Washington Trails Association Don’t forget your headlamp for the trip back down to your campsite! As we started to see Pear Lake (9,544’), the clouds also happened to clear, and we were finally able to see the tops of the surrounding mountains, giving us … Rounding the lake on the northwest side, there is a campsite tucked up in the trees before the privy and a large area of durable surface closer to the lakeshore on the left. Turn on a set of forested switchbacks where large talus spills to your left in a permanent cascade over the outlet for Pear Lake. The hike to Pear Lake begins from the fairly remote Finch Lake Trailhead in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park, located near the small communities of Meeker Park and Allenspark. Does FR 65 have another name? Yoo might smell something huge and harry and full of berries that is NOT a saskwach but a BEAR but yoo are not allowed to chase this eether but yoo will want to so pleese ware a leash. Search for busy bumblebees flitting about bright magenta fireweed rising out of discarded black scales of fallen bark. North on PCT 2 miles then back to Top Lake TH. Yoo can get attenshun becuz there are peeple called throohikers on this trail hoo haf not seen a dog in months end they are so happee to meet yoo, yoo just wag yor tail end they treet yoo like royalty. Continue for 4 miles to the trailhead. Hike to Pear Lake is 13 miles total. White stone outcroppings are revealed on the now open summit of Shoofly to your right and to your left, peer through inky spines to spot mountain peaks as far south as Mount Rainier. The Sequoia Parks Conservancy will set traps and continue to use CDC cleaning procedures when rodents or rodent droppings are detected, however the Sequoia Parks Conservancy cannot guarantee that the hut is HPS-free. The trail rises gently over a knob and then drops steeply down 575 feet to the shore of Top Lake in a half mile on a direct fall line absent of switchbacks. celebrating 45 at Pear Lake. The Top Lake trail up and over Fall Mountain is something your knees and lungs will remember, particularly if you have a full overnight pack. Pear Lake is one of the Best Places on Earth for blueberries, for peace and quiet, for swimming in a shallow alpine lake, for large open campsites with established fire pits, and for day-hike options. Pear Lake Trail is a 33.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Rained all night, but managed to stay dry during our hike up and our hike back. Then yoo will hike up and down and up and down and up and down and yoo will not be aloud to chase the Big Whistling Kitties (also called marmits) and the pikas (also called chirp-jerbils). Situated at 9,200 feet in the shadow of Alta Peak, it makes a perfect base camp for exploring the area and bagging Alta Peak. Take a moment to enjoy the line-up of poet-inspired peaks to the north: Irving, Poe, Whittier, Longfellow and Bryant and the Wenatchee Ridge and barren Labyrinth, Howard and Rock Mountains to the southeast. if yor person takes yoo heer yoo will start by spending owrs and owrs in the car so make sure yoo piddle befor yoo leaf. But those of us who hit the trail on a regular basis often do it more for our mental health. It's a little tough. The lakes are best visited on a long day hike. The lakeshore sees quite a bit of traffic and there are, unfortunately, multiple social trails so be sure to mind your step so as to protect the vegetation. Central Cascades. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Find a comfortable perch as the sun goes down and watch mountains begin to glow on the horizon. Leave the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) here and descend 300 yards to a large open spot on the lake’s edge. Pear Lake - 13.0 Miles Round-Trip Pear Lake (10,582') is located 6.5 miles from the Finch Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.This lightly used trail is highlighted by aspen groves, Finch Lake and long stretches of moss-draped forests en route to the lake. Both Pear Lake and Boulder Lake have a number of good camping areas by them. The hike to Pear Lake begins from the fairly remote Finch Lake Trailhead in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park, located near the small communities of Meeker Park and Allenspark. The Meadow Creek trail (off the Beckler River Road) is 2 miles longer and doesn't provide the great peak views, but it does provide ample switchbacks, making for a gentler and less desperate trek than this one. Trip Report By. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District. I stayed Saturday night with the thru hikers but opted to move camp in the morning, to one of the more open sites in the meadows at the west end of the lake. Elevation Gain/Highest: Map: Green Trails Benchmark No 144, Halfmile’s PCT Maps Section K Page 2-3 Favorite Eats After Hike: Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place, Espresso Chalet Find out current conditions and as always, practice Leave No Trace. We herd abowt a little dog that got missing end we felt so sad becuz it wood be scarey too be lost in the woods with saskwach end bears on the loose and amok. It's a little tough. Top Lake may fall short of grandeur but makes up for it in surrounding blueberry-rich meadow. On this trip we were forsed to sleep in a tent but not allowed in the sleepy bag at all. For the privy, head back up the trail and a sign on a tree will be marked for the toilet where a boot path climbs up to the left next to a table-sized rock. Early season may offer a chance to gather water from the stream but it runs dry as summer persists. The weather was threatening...something, on the hike in, so I put my head down and got up and over the ghost forest on Shoofly Mountain as quickly as I could. The main trail continues to climb up to Pear Lake, crossing the most barren, rocky landscape of the hike. Tucking back into hemlock and Douglas-fir, a small saddle offers refuge. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. .. I’ll find out tomorrow! My hike: 7/12-13/2018. THE DOG REPORT:  Alter-nut report by me Custard the Dog. ****PLEASE OBEY THE PARK RULES! I give Pear Lake 4 paws up for enny dog. It provides access and a jumping-off point for hikers, backpackers, equestrian riders and trail work parties alike headed into the backcountry of the Henry M. Jackson and Glacier Peak Wildernesses and beyond. It's a little tough. My plan was to hike into Pear Lake, stay the night, and the next day go cross country to Moose Lake. The trail was in good condition, although muddy in spots and there were definitely mosquitoes on the trail. WTA Pro Tip: The best vantage point for viewing the entirety of the fruit-shaped Pear Lake is to continue past the lake and up the sweeping switchbacks on the Meadow Creek Trail. The Lakes Trail to Pear Lake can be done as either an overnight stay or a day hike. I left the trailhead around 3:15 on Saturday. Climbing into a stark granite landscape studded with glacially-formed lakes, the Pear Lake Trail offers some real alpine scenery that’s only about four miles from the Wolverton trailhead. If you find the first campsite full with weary PCT hikers, the Meadow Creek Trail continues around the lake, gaining a scant bit of elevation as the bank steepens and then dropping again for more solitude in the northwest corner and another large campsite and privy. It can get windy and buggy, but you take your lumps when you have the opportunity to spend time somewhere this beautiful. Road 6701 is definitely suitable for all vehicles but has some depressions/potholes in a few places along with some washboarding. Day one From the trailhead at the end of Wolverton Road, ascend concrete steps to the well-signed Lakes Trail, heading north. Nevermjnd! After the steep trek up and down Fall Mountain, Trap Lake's large, lonely camp spot and the dark grey clouds had me reconsidering my plan to hike all the way to Pear Lake - until I saw the black bear contentedly munching its way through the blueberry-filled meadow that hugs the lake. Luckily, you're only hiking a brief 0.7 mile on it. On Sunday I did a day hike north through open meadows and quiet forest on the PCT and then west on the Cady Ridge trail, to the shoulder of Benchmark Mountain, where the dogs napped and I picked blueberries. In .8 miles the trail enters the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness and the burn area from the 2014 Shoofly wildfire. allobean This popular hut sleeps ten and is stocked with stoves, bunks and various other minimalist comforts. For overnight, you'll need to get a permit but there are beautiful camping spots … Pear Lake Almost all of the snow has melted and the huckleberries are blooming in full force. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Pear Lake Trail is a 3,138 m blue singletrack trail located near Estes Park Colorado. Follow 6701 for 5.6 miles and turn left onto FR 6701-500, which is signed for Top Lake. Despite this are for a long time being not too well known I saw at least ten tents while up there. But if you are not in shape, then don't try it. Given the extra hour of driving time to the Top Lake trailhead from the Seattle area, I might stick with the Meadow Creek trail in the future but this is still a good, easy to follow trail with great views. An ascent of 175 feet for a half mile towards Fall Mountain brings you to a panoramic viewpoint across the Little Wenatchee River Valley. Pear lake is a beautiful alpine lake in the southern Wild Basin region of Rocky Mountain National Park. Classic Wild Basin trail over Olive Ridge to Finch Lake, then up Coney Creek to the rocky shores of Pear Lake. Your traverse through the sooty trail lasts .8 miles to the other side of Shoofly, where the trail stays on a wooded ridge towards Fall Mountain. Once used as a reservoir, Pear Lake has been successfully restored to its natural state: The Pacific Crest Trail continues 180 miles north to Canada. So pick a promising day and get an early start to enjoy this gorgeous place. The trail levels out briefly in another 0.6 miles and 4200 feet at a deep but low-flowing creek bed, stumps in an open campsite offer a seat before ascending a little more than 400 feet in elevation on a set of switchbacks. PCT - Stevens Pass to Pear Lake, Lake Janus and Grizzly Peak, Top Lake & West Cady Ridge to Benchmark Mountain. Hike past three stunning alpine lakes and take in expansive granite views before reaching your prize, Pear Lake. Pass the ranger station and cross the White River, and after 7.6 miles the road becomes Forest Road 65. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Take a minute to observe below in the Lake Creek drainage and you may see a sauntering black bear grazing on a midday snack. Amazingly there are still trees, though, especially around the campsites. Heather Lake, Emerald Lake, and Pear Lake Trail via Watchtower and Pear Lake Trails is a 11.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. I have hiked on this trail twice, the last time, staying overnight at Pear Lake. Contact Us. 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