11.2 miles round trip
900 feet elevation gain
Open mid-July to mid-October
Use: hikers, horses, bicycles
If you love mountain lakes, try this route through the High Cascade forests south of Diamond Peak. The path passes six major lakes and 22 ponds. Some have lilypads or meadowed banks; others feature rock outcroppings or forested peninsulas. The Third Windy Lake even has a long sandy beach suitable for swimming.
The suggested route begins from the...