4.8 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •
Very nice lake, even on this gray day it much exceeded my expectations. The trail goes mostly close to the water, views are good and old-growth forest is very nice (plus, the longest boardwalks I ever walked on). I am still not sure I'd come there in summer with the crowds - but on this March weekday it was very quiet. The road over Lolo Pass was very slow & north of the pass it goes through gauntlet of fallen trees (the passage is cut just barely wide enough to squeeze the car), we returned over Hood River and it was a lot better.