The Waterdog Lakes trail is a popular day hike for local residents and visitors to the area. The hike to the lakes is a steady climb. The lower lake is relatively small with few fish but the upper lake is great for brook trout. Wildflowers are abundant during July and August. Use caution when crossing the highway to the trailhead.
The hike to Waterdog Lakes is a short one but the steady climb will give hikers a workout. This is a great hike with a picnic at the lower lake. Follow the trail around the lake and hike up to the upper lake. The views of the Continental Divide and Banana Mountain are incredible!
The hike to Waterdog Lakes is short for most backpack trips but the lakes are great places to visit for an overnight trip. Most hikers don't bother hiking up to the upper lake.
Please camp away from the lakeshore and leave a clean campsite when you depart.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.