Herman Lake Trail
Dogs love this hike because of the numerous rivulets and minor streamlet crossings along the trail. This is an enormously popular trail, so the Forest Service now requires that dogs be leashed. However, this should not deter you from taking your dog on this hike. Once up the old lumber road, the trail intersects numerous rivulets that flow down the slope into Herman Creek. In the lodgepole pine forest, the ground is spongy and pleasant to hike on. When you get to Herman Lake, dogs know exactly what to do. Most hikers let them off leash for a quick swim or a game of “fetch” in the still but frigid water of the alpine tarn.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,700 ft|
|Season||Best July to August|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,250 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,000 ft|
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