“A multi-use nature trail with scenic lake views, historical markers, campsites, and technical terrain.”
— Nate Meins
May require a paid day-use pass or yearly Corps Tag to park at trailhead during peak-season months.
A multi-use nature trail with scenic lake views, historical markers, campsites, and a few sections of rougher singletrack.
Start at the trailhead attached to the parking lot and following the marina cove. Expect a nice, slightly rough, descent followed by a climb up to the rural campsites and housing ruins. At the pond, the climb will be steeper and winding, with several switchbacks.
The trail leads out to the RV campsites near Lost Bridge North guard shack. Run just past the guard shack back towards the marina about 100 feet or so. On your left will be the trailhead for the east side of the loop that will descend steeply along loose terrain. Caution, the old steps have several steel pins exposed where steps once were.
Once in the valley floor, it's an easy singletrack to a fork. A left will head towards Camp Lost Bridge and a right will ascend a bit before circling around to the opposite side of Camp Lost Bridge. At this point, a spur trail can be found that leads to old rock steps that are directly behind the parking area.