Nice hike. ! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Photo Gallery Kirkwood “ An easy trail to Lake Margaret crossing over Caples Creek near Kirkwood, CA. There were less than 10 cars in the parking. Not too crowded on a weekday afternoon. There is only a small sign and easy to miss. It’s a good outing for those wanting a lot of nature for only a little effort. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete. The trail on the north side of Lake Margaret is split between a dirt path surrounded by a naturalized area that takes you to Pinafore Park and a paved section of sidewalk that borders houses along the road “Lake Margaret Trail”. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. A bit of route finding, with lots of ducks (cairns) showing the way in most places. Overall great hike that I enjoyed even more because of how NOT BUSY it was! Margaret Lake Trail is a 8.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Easton, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. I reached the trailhead parking at 3:00pm. We went on this hike on 7/14/2013. The descent down to the lake Margaret in on the right of the fork. The Margaret Lake trail head is located off the Onion Springs road behind Lake Thomas A. Edison. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. Straight up trail, but in good condition and with nice views of Mt Rainier. The closest grocery store is M&M Food Market. Lake Margaret is located 2.8 miles from Lillian Lake Trailhead in a secluded bowl carved from the east side of Mt Margaret. Did this hike on August 29. maureenprice62009 4 months, 1 week ago Lake Margaret. A gorgeous trail with meadows, freshwater springs and the lake at the end. It opens up to a series of switchbacks until you reach the summit. Didn’t make it to the lake because if this, but saw some beautiful views. I recommend microspikes or hiking poles. trail is open. Super quiet at the lake. The drive up had a lot of potholes so I really would recommend a non sedan unless you are a pro forest road driver or something. You can easily get lost if you don't pay attention. It was pretty busy on the trail. The trail to the lake is hidden by boulder on your left side so climb across that boulder (easy to climb - just small boulder) then you will see the trail towards the lake. Cle Elum District The Lake Lillian Trail climbs through private land on a road and clear-cut trail to a saddle below Mt Margaret, where it drops 275' in .6 miles to the lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The wildflowers in mid-summer and changing color of the aspens in autumn are beautiful. Steeper/more scrambling in some small sections than expected for a moderate trail but when not scrambling, a nice easy and mostly flat trail. The way down was another story! Then walking through meadow to the lake was refreshing. Colors were changing around the lake. There are many spur trails taking off from the main trail. The trail ascends for 2.7 miles through wildflowers and berries with the occasional view of Keechelus Lake providing more motivation. Despite the warning that the trail was closed, there were no closed signs when we arrived August 28. Download its GPS track and follow the route on a map. The road is pretty rough in some spots and requires 4-wheel drive to get there. The trail itself was well kept, there were some very pretty fall colors coming in on the exposed part of the trail. Challenging and enjoyable. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Look for the cairns when you are crossing rock slabs. Trailhead is a short walk down FSR 4934. There’s not very clear signage to get to the trail so make sure you have a picture from here saved. I got impatient towards the last stretch of ascent. www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee, From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 54. Aug 5, 2016 - Permits not required for overnight use, though a Campfire permit is required for fires (wood, gas, or charcoal burning). There were a few bugs/bees/mosquitos so my spray definitely came in handy. John Wayne Pioneer Trail (Snoqualmie Tunnel), Silver Peak via Cold Creek and Pacific Crest Trail, Alta Mountain South Ridge Climber's Trail. Unfortunately the last .5 mile of the trail was inaccessible due to a mixture of frozen water blocking the trail. I definitely recommend this hike. We did not make it to the lake because of a late start but the hike still did not disappoint with amazing views and weather. It is a challenging hike and has elevation for the most part. Gorgeous views and more fall foliage than I was expecting! Tel: 509.674.4411 I reached the peak at about 1:30pm. Lake Margaret Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kirkwood, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. Nearby schools include Parkside Secondary School, St. Joseph's Catholic High School and Faith Christian Academy. I hiked the descent about 100ft and decided to turn back because the snow was thick and descent steep and I did not have hiking poles or other snow equipment on me. right after the pond, take the trail to the right. No toilet at the trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest On the east side, you … Lake Margaret is an easy 2.5 mile hike in from the trailhead off Highway 88. Hiking to Lake Margaret is a moderate two and one-half mile walk. Using fallen logs to cross a couple streams made it interesting. Lake Margaret is just through the trees as you approach Frosty Pass, but in order to reach it you must take a left turn at the pass and follow the Frosty - Wildhorse trail for a short distance until you reach Lake Margaret. You are about half mile from there. For a quick nature fix, without leaving Margaret River township too far behind, head to the Carter Road Trail Head.Located a few kilometres northwest of Margaret River, the Carter Road Trail Head is set among the forest and along the picturesque Bramley Brook. Trail gets vague at times but not too bad. Overall terrific hike. The path to the actual lake was very steep and muddy, lots of water on the trail near the lake. Didn’t pass anyone on the way out and 3 on the return. Margaret Lake loop Off Road trail in Waiparous, Alberta (Canada). This lake was treated with rotenone on September 10, 2009. I had to slow my car to leas than 5MPH in some patches. Only about 10 cars and didn’t see but a couple people on our way up. Oh highlight- Rainier was out in its full glory! The trail can be tough to follow in a few spots but overall a very beautiful hike with a beautiful lake at the end. Description This hike’s gentle trail takes you near the lush green banks of Caples Creek and past huge slabs of granite to Lake Margaret, where you can picnic, swim, and enjoy the mountain scenery. From Margaret, we hooked around the lake and started down the very un-maintained and hidden trail that goes past Rainbow lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The drive up to the trail is pretty bumpy and may be difficult for a car with low clearance? I recorded 5.3. It’s a good outing for those wanting a lot of nature for only a little effort. Passed about 20 people going up who were all masked. The trail is moderate, and difficult to follow in places. Overflow parking's trail head merging with the main trail was overgrown and not marked. Lake Margaret Trailhead, Kirkwood to Lake Margaret Trail (17E46), El Dorado County, CA, USA. There is a small sign on the right at the Lake Lillian/Margaret fork. Continue on the trail to the right. The views once you get there are stunning. The trailhead is located on the north side of Highway 88 between Kirkwood Inn and Caples Lake. markd630 4 months, 4 weeks ago Lake Margaret. Started the trail at 8:30 today and it was surprisingly warm. Our ages ranged from 2-40 years and we all did great. Just before Lake Margaret is reached, there is a confusing point in the trail… IMPORTANT – When this log is reached, make sure to walk across it to continue on the trail:. Below this text you can see the position of the Lake Margaret Trail on the St. Thomas street map (ON, Canada). Great trail, diverse scenery, partial shade consistently, relatively flat, with a beautiful lake at the end (and a spot to jump in). Most of them had masks on. Lots of cairns which I don’t mind because they served their purpose, to guide us on the way. Lake Margaret is a dainty, water-filled granite bowl in the Eldorado National Forest that sits at the end of a relatively short hike from a parking area on Highway 88. kim.lee 4 months, 3 weeks ago Lake Margaret. Saw a few other hikers on this lovely Friday. Right on FSR 4832 for 5 miles. The descent into the lake is very steep but worth it. The drive to the trailhead is quite bumpy. We had to rely on All Trails map and also other people's directions. Absolutely gorgeous trail on a perfect day. This ride’s gentle trail takes you near the lush green banks of Caples Creek and past huge slabs of granite to Lake Margaret, where you can picnic, swim, and enjoy the mountain scenery. Shrubs were changing colors and it looks beautiful. Much snow on the trail, and it is not well marked. From Lake Margaret Estates: If you're looking for all the amenities of the city in a country-like setting, with ravines, greenspace, woodlots, hiking trails, "old fashioned light standards" and two lakes, then come to Lake Margaret & "Discover Another Great Lake! Lake Margaret Trail . Would highly recommend snow shoes and poles for easier snow navigation. It is a great beginning conditioning trail. Lake Margaret Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kirkwood, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. Carter Road Trail Head. Cold weekend and some snow made for a snowy and icy trail. Kinda muddy near the end. I would definitely come back for this hike next summer. Permits not required for overnight use, though a Campfire permit is required for fires (wood, gas, or charcoal burning). Bring layers. The first mile drudge on the trail, and bird watching and is best from. 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