This trail follows the northwestern shore of Bowman Lake for 7 miles of gentle up-and-down hiking. It may be used as a backpack route in itself, or as a day hike of any length along the lakeshore. The trail winds past Bowman Lake before ascending a U-shaped valley carved by a glacier between rugged peaks. Views across the lake include the glacier-carved summits of Square Peak, Rainbow Peak, and Mount Carter. The lake is prime osprey and bald eagle habitat, and its waters frequently are closed to boating, fishing, and hiking above the upper campground to protect active eagle nests. Loons frequently are sighted on the lake’s surface. The backcountry campsite near the head of the lake is popular with hikers and boaters alike.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||10 ft|
|Duration||1- 9 hours, depending on length of hike|
|Season||Best spring through fall|
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