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“Hike the Beaver Lake Trail”
Review of Beaver Lake Trail

Beaver Lake Trail
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Owner description: Moderate-to-difficult hiking trail that extends 6.6 miles from the Mitchell Lake Trailhead, beginning at 10,500 feet up to 11,300 feet elevation.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Hike the Beaver Lake Trail”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Truly beautiful trail. 6 miles round trip, 9000 ft elevation and very steep and rocky at points. Plan on 3-4 hours.

Visited August 2013
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Westfield, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Aftervreadingbthe reviews here we decided to do this hike and it was very disappointing. The first mile is along a work area complete with roadside, parking lots, parked snowmobiles, a mountain of tires, and other objects that are the antithesis of hiking. The entire trail is shared with horses so you spend the 3 mi up and back stepping around manure which at some points is unavoidable! The lake is beautiful but i'd rather have had done another trail and the whole hike be beautiful. SKIP IT.

Visited August 2013
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Germantown Hills, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always beautiful!”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Too hot to hike it this year but it is a must do! We've hiked it at least 2X per year since the late 80's. It takes us longer now, but even at our age, we get there in about 3.5 from St. James in BC. Always beautiful! If Royal Elk trail is open, cross over to the gondola. Spectacular views!

Visited June 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Breathe-takingly beautiful”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

We set out on this beautiful trail in the morning, with a bag full of lunch, and we hiked all morning and by lunch, found ourselves sitting on large rocks in a waterfall/river that fed into a pristine, sparkling lake, eating our lunch. This was one of my very favorite meals ever consumed!!!

Visited August 2012
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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We hiked up to Beaver Lake, and it wasn't too bad. I would say it's a little more strenuous than moderate, but not technical or difficult. The trail follows beaver creek all the way up, and the views are fantastic. It's pretty much straight trail up about 1,700 feet of elevation and about 3 miles each way. You get to the lake and it's like something out of a movie, just a picture perfect alpine lake. It's so clear you can see the trout feeding on bugs very clearly. It's a cool thing to do one morning.

Visited June 2012
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