The trail crosses South Lone Pine Creek then meanders through meadows, sparse stands of lodgepole and ponderosa pine trees, and granite outcroppings. Five designated campsites, each with a bench, enclosed fire pit and grill, have been established within the first 2.5 miles for use on a first-come, first-served basis. The trail often follows old logging roads. It passes through an area known as Five Points which is the intersection of five roads/trails. At least one trail originates in Dowdy Lake Campground, and others are loops off the main trail.
Several more designated, dispersed campsites can be found along these routes. The trail continues past Five Points for nearly 2 miles to the base of Mount Margaret overlooking a deep canyon, North Lone Pine Creek and the Prairie Divide Road. Mount Margaret trailhead accommodates approximately 23 vehicles.
Trail length: 12 miles
Posted by Guest on October 17, 2006
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Reviewed by Wajimaya on May 17, 2014
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Very easy hike. That does not mean it was boring/bad.
Having the campsites already established was a nice feature. This trail is one to take someone who does not get the opportunity to do a lot of backpacking (and camping). The terrain is beautiful and the water sources are ok (lots of cattle, horse and game droppings in the lake)
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