Park at Burke lake if you are looking for a more moderate to easy hike.
From north trailhead go right down to the lake above the first waterfall. To the right of the first waterfall where there is graffiti I hiked 7.9 miles from the north trailhead. Wouldn't recommend it for anyone carrying a heavy load or with small children as you have to descend down steep slick rock next to the waterfalls and then cross a boulder field on the side of the lake.
North trailhead not recommended for small children, nor children that are not experienced.
This is an alternate route for Ancient Lake Road Loop.
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