Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · Views · Wildlife
If you are visiting Independence Mine State Historic park do not miss this awesome trail!
Need to Know
Park rangers close the gate at 5 or so - make sure to plan you hike to get back to your car before closing the gate
Some loose gravel higher on teh trail
Starting from the museum parking lot follow the entrance road for a 50 yards and you'll find a trailhead. It's very gentle climb with few moderate switchbacks higher on the slope.
Once at the top you'll be surprised by a beautiful alpine lake completely hidden by the mountain. Water is absolutely clear and freezing cold. You'll have a chance to see some wildlife on the way as well. View down the valley is absolutely stunning!
Flora & Fauna
Marmots, Goats, Bold eagles
Shared By: Sergiy Cherepov