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Island Lake

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Maggie G wrote a review Sep 19
Salina, Kansas19 contributions
I'm not a hiking enthusist, but I do hike occasionally. This hike really kicked my butt. Its about 2600 feet of vertical gain over 4.2 miles (if you route through Ice Lakes first). It took me about 3 hours to reach Island lake. I started at 7 am on a Wednesday. There were about 15 other vehicles when I arrived. It took me about 2.25 hours to come back down the mountain. It was exhausting and my feet and legs were on fire. Plan to take water and snacks and to take several stops to catch your breathe. Its not easy. I would not recommend this hike to young children unless you want to carry them! And I would not recommend for older adults who are not in prime shape (or honestly, not young adults who are out of shape). I did however see lots of dogs making the trek. The viewer both lakes is beautiful and the entire hike offers fantastic views and photo opportunities!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jack E wrote a review Aug 2018
Farmington6 contributions15 helpful votes
What a great time with family and friends making this into a full day hike! We had 4 teenagers and 4 adults and not any of us accustomed to hiking! We took our time going up and let me tell you the last 700 ft elevation gain was tuff! We pushed thru and finally made it to Ice Lake After eating and taking some time to soak in the beauty and a little cold soak we made it down! It was a full 8.5 hour day of hiking and viewing! I think it took 4 hours to reach the top and 2.5 hours down. This is a big challenge for any who are not accustomed to hiking, but it’s manageable
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Carolyn M wrote a review Jul 2016
Los Angeles, California57 contributions38 helpful votes
The hike up to this stunning lake is beautiful on its own and then you are rewarded by this heavenly body of water. If you are brave enough, jump in for a swim, but be warned, it's FREEZING!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Summit Love wrote a review Aug 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico88 contributions47 helpful votes
An amazing 8.4 mile round trip hike will take you up the 2,552-ft. to Island Lake. The colors seem surreal, a beautiful turquoise lake, surrounded by high peaks. There was still snow by Island lake when we visited in August. Words can not describe how gorgeous and pristine it was.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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MLeeTPA wrote a review Aug 2015
Tampa, Florida146 contributions40 helpful votes
One of the most beautiful places on earth! Perfect for a day hike or spend a week in the surrounding area... You absolutely won't be sorry you came here.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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