Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers
Mostly good even trail with some cobbles.
From the parking lot, the trail starts off passing through a mix of old burnt out forest and some thick stands of trees. About a mile in, you come to the first waterfall which is where most parties turn around.
The next mile switch backs it's way up the hill until you come to a broad alpine valley that is filled with flowers in the right season. Rock hop across the river and don't follow the trail that stays to the right.
Conitnue pushing uphill, gaining 1,800 ft. in a mile and a third until the trail flattens out as it hugs a pretty stream.
You arrive at the first of lakes (it can be buggy it the right season and without wind) which lies at the base of a waterfall and large stone wall.
More switchbacks head up the side of the cliff until you top out at a small pristine lake. Pass along the right side to arrive at Pine Lake proper.