There is two ways to do this hike: You can start at Cameron Falls and hike up the mountain to the lake (the hard way) or you can start at Cameron Lake to the Falls which is a bit hard to the peak(about 30 minutes from start to finish), but easy after that. It is a hike you would have to plan ahead for so that you have a vehicle at the end to take you back to get your other car from the start. It is a hike that will take you a good part of the day - we did it in 6 hrs and I am in okay shape. There is switch backs at the start that I find difficult for personal reasons, but they are not that bad. The views are breathtaking and it is worth every drop of sweat to the peak. I like the lake to falls way as you are better able to enjoy the beauty around you. Just remember to use the rest room before you start as the next one isn't until you get to the town site at the end.
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