Hiking at the Lodge
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Naked Lady Trail
|The Naked Lady is an easy walk through the edge of the forest. The trail enters the forest in the far corner of the south parking lot, Yankee Girl Court. It doubles back on itself, crosses a spring and then meanders through aspen groves, up and down gentle inclines, through dark timber and around large boulders. In mid summer there is a fabulous wild flower garden around the spring at the south end. The Naked Lady herself is carved into the bark of an aspen tree alongside the trail. You may stop and admire her beauty at the nearby picnic table.
Water Tank Trail
|This short walk up to the water tank follows an old road over The Big Dig and up to the water storage tank that supplies the Lodge. It's a favorite walk for guests who like to walk side by side through the forest.
Rock Garden Trail
|The Rock Garden Trail begins at the end of Little Annie Road and meanders around gigantic boulders that have been pried loose from the towering cliffs by water and the wind. It crosses The Big Dig, pictured above, an ever expanding defile made by the action of slippery rock cascading down Gyver's Gully from the cliff top 1500 feet above. It then takes the high ground around the Water Tank where there are panoramic views of the Twilight Peaks through the trunks and branches of aspen trees. Finally the trail decends through a series of switchbacks back down to the Naked Lady Trail which it joins just after it passes by the Grandfather Fir, the oldest and biggest tree in the neighborhood.
|Bert's Rest is the most difficult trail at Silverpick and splits off from the Naked Lady Trail just inside the forest. The trail climbs up Fern Hill, pictured above, to an overlook on a small cliff with views of Mount Kennedy, Mount Eolis and the Winenuche Wilderness. There is a picnic table here for you to rest on before you continue back up Fern Hill to an abrupt decent, "The Bear Silde", which takes you back down to Triangle Junction and the Rock Garden Trail.