On August 25th the boys and I headed to Barclay Lake off of Highway 2 near Baring. We were all in the mood for an easy hike today and according to my sources, this was an easy one. With a distance of 4 1/2 miles and only 200 ft. of elevation gain this one seemed to fit the bill. It took us 1 hour to hike to the lake and about 50 minutes to get back to the trailhead.
Although this hike wasn't too steep, the path was rocky and had exposed roots in many spots. I felt it was closer to moderate in difficulty for little feet.
About 1/2 mile from the Lake you will cross the bridge over Barclay Creek. We passed a huge crowd of people lingering here on their way back to the trailhead.
On the way back to the trailhead we stopped on the bridge to listen to the gurgling creek.
hiking essentials kit.