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Good warm up

We used this hike as our first day of altitude acclimatization stroll. It does have a bit of up... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
CLH2000
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Evanston, Illinois
Enjoy the waterfall

Steep path to lake, not for the elderly or weak of legged. Nice tranquil scenic setting. Quiet... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
westrain
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We used this hike as our first day of altitude acclimatization stroll. It does have a bit of up (if you come up via the dirt road) at the beginning but then it is relatively flat. It has nice views. It was a really good...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Steep path to lake, not for the elderly or weak of legged. Nice tranquil scenic setting. Quiet place to enjoy to yourself. Sit your chair out and enjoy the waterfall from the parking lot.

Thank westrain
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I made the relatively 1 mile plus hike to Meridian Lake, aka Long Lake, on a crystal clear morning where I encountered no other hikers. There was little wind so part of the surrounding countryside was reflected in the lake's calm waters and, as a...More

1  Thank westie2
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The hike up to this lake was surprisingly steep, but it was also over very quickly and well worth the effort. The water is lovely--we saw people swimming, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. A number of dogs loved it as well.

Thank leamington_malfoof
Reviewed 13 July 2018

One of my favorite things in the world is swimming in a cool mountain lake. This one is special because you get a nice short hike before hand, then a breathtaking view! You can go right down to the edge and plunge in, or you...More

3  Thank wagnerderivative
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We hiked up the steep slope to a wonderful surprise at the top... a beautiful mountain lake. We were hoping to swim, but the water was quite cold. It was fun to dunk our feet and splash around. Not very crowed at all and beautiful...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We took the "easy" trail and went in the early morning - only saw about 3 other people. The dogs enjoyed a swim - really lovely quiet spot when we were there. The "strenuous" entry was packed with cars the previous day and i suspect...More

2  Thank cathyandpete
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very moderate hike (but be prepared for a pretty long , but easy uphill hike to reach the lake itself). Once you reach the lake, it's flat and easy along the shore. Lots of big and beautiful aspen trees everywhere (can't even...More

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The trail we took to Meridian Lake was moderate and a beautiful walk. The flowers were impressive and the views of the lake gorgeous.

1  Thank Stella M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Nice wild flowers in the early summer. Great views. Start at lower parking lot near the private lake dam. trail head is across the road over the dam

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There is no charge. All the trails and access points we used on our trip were absolutely free!
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