Windy Lakes


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...

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