The first couple of hours are spent climbing switchbacks up the mountain side through lush, green forests. We went to the peak and had 360° view, just have to make sure you watch carefully for the turn off for the peak. It’s not for the faint hearted as the trail climbs 1585m to a ridge which then drop 345m down to the lake. To enjoy fishing at Flora, you first of all need to negotiate the 7km (minimum 3 hour) hike to it, so people often make it an overnighter! Continue another 0.7 miles to the end of Floras Lake Beach at a headland. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This will probably be the turn around point. Carry bug spray with you. Turn around start walking back and look to the right then you’ll notice the orange markers. The Tahoe Valley Campground is the best place to stay if you want to check out some of the sights and sounds of South Lake Tahoe. The hike after Lindeman gets easier, and you continue for almost 45 minutes, until you reach the fork which going left will take you to Greendrop lake (which I herd is an easier, shorter hike), and taking the right path will take you to Flora lake. When I bring the out-of-town folks on a hike, I want them to see that I live in a better place than they but not make it … I don’t want to scare people away but be prepared for some serious exercise. Flora Lake Hike Report. Bring water - this trail does not follow a stream. Definitely come again to do reverse loop to go from lindmann. Once you reach Chilliwack Lake road just after crossing a bridge turn left at the three way stop and Zero your odometer. The PCT is well worn so its a great trail, easy rolling at around the 7200 foot level. This is another great hike for visitors. This meant that for the first part of the hike I wouldn't actually be walking the Fonta Flora Trail but rather the connector path which links it to the nearby MST. We were under time constraint to head back home in time. The Flora Lake trail is accessed off the same area as the Lindeman Lake Trail (see trail description). This hike in B.C. Took us 8 hours including 45mins total in breaks. Can't wait to go back and finish it on a better day ! This hike is a phenomenal fitness test! View from top made it all worth on nice sunny day. Friends told me it was way more worthwhile to just go to the peak and I would agree. Flora Lake Overlook elevation about 7,500 feet. I needed a shorter 3/4 day to avoid what I thought would be a wet weather start so decided to revisit a hike I have done a bunch of times in the past but never to my recollection in pure summer conditions. The lake is only separated from the ocean by a thin strip of dune and beach, so coastal winds frequently whip across this freshwater body. Azalea Lake, Flora Lake, and other nearby small lakes are alpine lakes in Tahoe National Forest and the Donner Pass Area. Best Time To Go: Mid July to October 1 Reviews of Flora Lake "Wow!I finally got to hike this trail this June, the trail is Relentless! It will not disappoint you. Best Time To Go: Mid July to October I had determined that I'd do the loop in a counter-clockwise direction. Drive 40.5 Km from Vedder Crossing along Chilliwack Lake Road and, just beyond Post Creek, park along the widened out area of the road. Hiking just to Flora lake ridge will reduce a lot of the uphill to do as it avoids dropping down to the lake then hiking all the way back up the ridge again. This is a easy out and back trail to Flora Lake in Tahoe National Forest. I don't want to scare people away but be prepared for some serious exercise. Tahoe Valley Campground. I didn’t see much going up cause it was raining and foggy. The views from the top of Flora are unreal and so worth it on a nice day. SOUTH COAST — South Coast Striders will hike from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point on Sunday, June 28. If you start walking a couple minutes down hill you’ve missed it as there is no downhill to the peak. Fun beginner, well-maintained double track trail with beautiful scenery and views of Lake James. Already tagged. Looking north. You’ll actually begin the hike at a county park, follow the shore of shallow Floras Lake out to the beach, walk below colorful cliffs, head inland up a brushy creek, take the Oregon Coast Trail through coastal woods, look down on a picturesque natural arch, and visit numerous clifftop viewpoints for wide-ranging views up and down the coast as well as to a colorful array of stacks out to sea. Made it to the summit in 2.5hrs, it's a touch steep at the top, and the trail was quite dried up and dusty, so mind your step! Amazing 360 views once up there. Beautiful day of hiking. Posted signs are visible, indicating straight for the Lindeman/Greendrop Trail, or right to take the Flora Lake Trail. This was my first time hiking the Flora Lake Trail, and our original intention was to attempt the full loop with Greendrop and Lindeman Lakes. We loved trekking around Donner Pass and wanted to continue exploring the area the next day. Definitely would do it again (I wasn’t able to go to the Flora Peak as I probably missed the sign somewhere? For the lake you end up going down and have to hike up a second time. Already tagged. We're not around right now. Continuing alongside the lake shore leads to a ridge top and a view to the east: The freeway approaches Donner Lake, with Mount Rose in the distance. As of April, 2019 more than 20 miles of trail have been completed including a scenic covered bridge near the Linville Boat Access. Nothing To See Here. (imo) The sign says ~3km to Flora lake.. it felt like at least 5. The trail to green lake is stunning and so on to lindeman. Bring water – this trail does not follow a stream. To your left there is a gate and you'll see a sign for Post Creek and the Lindeman/Greendrop Hikes. We went to the lake then hiked back up to the peak. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The trail starts out flat but begins a brutal ascent of 1800 m in about 4 km. Did the full loop from the lot to Flora Peak, Flora Lake, Greendrop Lake and then Lindeman Lake as well. There are no written sign anywhere except in the parking lot. On Saturday I went for one last hike in the mountains before I head east to the "hills" of Edmonton. Well marked. Beautiful. I will try next time. all in all, a gorgeous hike, but next time I will not be doing it as a loop. The Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) is a recreation facility that provides an unparalleled experience for people of all ages and abilities. If you reach the Chilliwack Lake campground, you’ve gone too far. The first section to be built will be a 29-mile loop around one of North Carolina's premier recreation destinations, Lake James.Primarily a natural surface trail, the FFST provides users with gentle grades and spectacular views of Lake James. We started at 8am and was able to find parking easily. Definitely decent hiking shoes required. We decide to hike to Flora Lake. Gerry, Jason and I headed up to Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park to hike up to Flora lake which is in the same area as Lindamen and Greedndrop lakes that I hiked to previously. Phones don’t work. At low tide, it may be possible to continue around the headland a short distance, with interesting rocks, driftwood, and other debris. Follow the PCT to an unmarked spur trail on the right to Azalea Lake and Flora Lake. We will hike among the granite rocks, pine/fir forest, and alpine meadows in the Sierras. Azalea Lake, looking south. The previous morning my girlfriend and I participated in the festivities – a hike to the summit of Mt. Continued on to the lake, and the loop. The trail continues to traverse heather slopes with beautiful Went to the right at the meadow area but didn’t get the greatest view. Hike through the parking lot and head west on NC 126 for a half-mile to Wolf Pit Road. Elevation gain about 430 feet. There is an alternate route that makes a loop by going down to the Lindeman/Greendrop trail and taking you back to the parking area. Follow the signs to Chilliwack lake road. Kiteboarders and sailboarders alike find just the right mix of elements and geography on the lake, and with the option to stay overnight in Boice-Cope County Flowers smelled great in the meadows. Notes: If you are planning on going to the peak do not use the All Trails map. Take the trail on the right of the access road rather than continuing down the road to the Lindeman trailhead. Flora Peak Loop... counter clockwise loop up and over, then down the SW Ridge. The lakes are surrounded by granite rocks, pine/fir forest, and alpine meadows in the Sierras. We went to Boreal Ski Ranch to pick up the Pacific Crest Trail head but instead of going north toward Castle Peak, we instead went south planning to see the three lakes … Azelea Lake, Flora Lake and Lake Angela. Limited backcountry camping (2 camp pads + some flat-ish areas, pit toilet and small bear cache) is available at Flora Lake. All of us with relatively fit persons took us 3 hours to hike the peak.25 min break on top and 2 hours to come down but we literally ran down. Hiked up to 1700m and turned around as it started to snow higher up. There is still snow close to peak at about 5-6 km Mark. Description: A steep hike that first zig zags up to a saddle overlooking Chilliwack lake and after traversing some alpine, drops down into Flora lake. Be prepared for a lot of climbing and sweating. The sign posted there is a LIE! A waterfall tumbles down the cliff face nearby. Our ladies were thankful to trekking poles. Bring sunscreen! The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Challenging hike right from 400 meters onwards. So if you get there late. Expect sudden weather changes this time a year. views and eventually takes you up and over a ridge where you will see Flora Lake glistening below you. If you choose to stay at this park, the closest hikes to your location will be the hike to Flora Lake and the hike to Five Lakes Basin. This trail goes by Azalea Lake. The trail will traverse Lake James State Park, part of Pisgah National Forest and Fonta Flora County Park in Burke County. I made my own spot in the grass. Be prepared for a lot of climbing and sweating. Another short scramble across some granite slabs accesses the second attraction: Flora Lake. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap. 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