Hiking Key: M~2~ST~V~DF~KF~WF~BR~CC~B~SC Length: 7 k return Elevation: 275 m Pit Toilet: No Dogs: Yes Vehicle: 4X4
July 2017: Second wobbly bridge is currently out. You can cross through creek depending on spring run off or rain fall.
Directions:NOTE:This TH location is to avoid the 1st high wobbly log bridge crossing. West Harrison FSR 29 K. Left on Chehalis-Mystery creek....just past 7 K the road splits, take right spur up the hill and stay right at junction and come to yellow gate with 'Eagle 0 k' on a large rock. About 1 K in road splits stay left come to yellow bridge sign and go over Eagle Creek and follow the lower road. We parked at 3.6 k and walked down hill to creek or second log bridge to get to TH. It is possible with a high clearance vehicle you might be able to drive farther down the road to the creek.
Walk down wide logging road to creek. Cross the wobbly log bridge. Continue walking on your left up a rocky trail and see flagged TH on your right. If you get to river crossing with old bridge that's falling apart turn around you've gone too far. Continue up the wide trail which is quite hilly. If levels out after about 200 m and road gets a little skinnier.
Soon the trail snakes steeply up up up. It climbs over some rock and other obstacles. One is exposed but not too bad. Soon you come to a gully. Carefully make your way down the the steep hill onto a creek bed. Do not go to edge on the left side as it drops off into a deep canyon. Several people have died here. The trail continues up with a rope assist or you can go up or down the right side where there's a trail. Once at the top you'll come to a trail on the left side where there is somewhat of a lookout of the falls. It's quite dangerous and you won't see much without putting yourself in a dangerous situation. The trail splits go left to see the falls but be careful. It's not the greatest lookout. Once back on trail go left to the lake. Within seconds the lake appears. Keep going around it as the views pop out. Soon the lake comes to an end with a boulder crossing. To get to upper lake you'll have to cross three of these. We ran out of time but plan to continue to see a waterfall at the Brotherhood Trail which takes you up to the upper lake. Stay tuned! Happy & safe trails...