Rowland Lake Loop via Hidden Canyon Trail

1 review #39 hike out of 377 in
7.0 mi
Distance
3 hrs 40 min
Time
terrain
1,260 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate loop trail in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

This trail goes by Locke Lake and Rowland Lake.

Getting Started

Parking can be tricky at this trailhead especially during spring bloom. There is overflow parking farther north up Courtney Rd. The beginning of the trail is a little strange as you're walking on a decommissioned paved road for the first 1/2 mile or so. Then you'll begin climbing up switch backs.

Taking Children

Definitely take your children to see the wildflowers. It's truly amazing.



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    10 months ago
    The wildflowers on this hike are unparalleled to anywhere else in the gorge. Take plenty of water, sunblock, and of course, pictures on this hike during the springtime. It's one of my favorite places...it's also many other folk's favorite places, so be aware that there will be crowds on the weekends.
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robert.arora 6 years, 1 month ago
Coyote Wall and Catherine Creek #2
Trip #2 (two days in a row, but different paths):On the second day we started the hike farther down the old highway.  We discovered this part was called Labryinth.  It's such a beautiful valley, we would have loved to stay there but wanted to make it to the wall today.  The beginning is so beautiful, but unfortunately it doesn't stay that way.  You go through areas that are just fields, winding your way back and forth, very boring.  You pass a home on the mountain with a funny note posted - "Unless you're lost or fatally injured, leave us alone!" More stark hills and then an abrupt cliff, Coyote Wall.  If your afraid of heights, stay away from the edge!  The scenery is just amazing... pictures don't do it justice.  Had lunch here, watching eagles fly and a few bikes go by.  Again, not a great run down.
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Nicholas Heilweil 6 years, 1 month ago
Rob: Coyote Wall & Catherine Creek #2
Trip #2 (two days in a row, but different paths):On the second day we started the hike farther down the old highway.  We discovered this part was called Labryinth.  It's such a beautiful valley, we would have loved to stay there but wanted to make it to the wall today.  The beginning is so beautiful, but unfortunately it doesn't stay that way.  You go through areas that are just fields, winding your way back and forth, very boring.  You pass a home on the mountain with a funny note posted - "Unless you're lost or fatally injured, leave us alone!" More stark hills and then an abrupt cliff, Coyote Wall.  If your afraid of heights, stay away from the edge!  The scenery is just amazing... pictures don't do it justice.  Had lunch here, watching eagles fly and a few bikes go by.  Again, not a great run down.
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Zuehlsdorf 2 years, 12 months ago
Labyrinth Loop (1/27/18, 11:29:55AM)
Partly Cloudy, rain, windy along the wall. JZ, KZ.
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