On New Year’s Day, state parks across the country will offer free, guided hikes to encourage individuals and families to connect with the outdoors. Participants can enjoy a walk in the woods as the hike circles the rim of an old volcano and the edge of Battle Ground Lake. Meet at the Picnic Shelter in Day Use Area.
This will be two-hikes-in-one, starting with a hike on the Upper Lake Trail, with a short-cut back to the shelter at the half way point, around 1 mile. For those who want more, the hike will continue to the Lower Lake Trail for a tour along the shoreline.
Rated easy to moderate, the Upper Lake trail has more elevation changes, while Lower Lake has rougher trail. Come prepared for the weather and a few muddy spots on the trails.
Call 360-687-4621 in case of weather-related cancellations.