“Open fields and mountain climbs through the forest on the banks of a steep creek.
— Michaela Petty
Lake — River/Creek — Swimming — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Watch out for the logs and the mud.
Lots of logs and mud to climb over- be careful going up and down the steep climb next to the gorge.
From the trailhead, veer right, sign in at the wilderness boundary, then continue up as long as you please. You'll eventually come to Alpine Lake. At first, the terrain is pretty mild but it pitches steeply upwards to approach the lake.
Lots of wildflowers from May until August.