The Lake Fork of Rock Creek offers beautiful waterfalls, gorgeous scenery, abundant wildlife, and pristine mountain lakes. Lost Lake is no exception to this, and is the first lake along the Lake Fork of Rock Creek that I recommend exploring. Lost Lake is an excellent day hike, which offers a little of something for everyone. Although the hike is a little long for a day hike, the trail is rather flat (gaining 1,300 feet in 5 miles), and it is easy to make very good time on this trail.
Starting at the large trailhead parking lot (it’s hard to fill this lot), the trail winds it’s way through mature stands of Lodgepole Pine and Aspen trees. The trail itself is professionally built, and that makes a huge difference in speed on this trail. The packed dirt, rocks, and wooden beams all add to the structure of this trail, and make this trail such a pleasure to hike. Make sure to keep a sharp eye out though, this trail is full of surprises! Continue reading “Lost Lake- Beartooth Mountains” »