A Bike and Hike destination, the Lily Meadows Hike – also known as Bulldog Ridge Trail – is a scene out of Sound of Music during late June to early July. For centuries, bulb-digging grizzlies have cultivated yellow glacier lilies. Here and there you’ll see freshly turned earth – evidence of a bear’s busy paw. Apparently the bulbs are slightly sweet in taste. Even if you miss the lily explosion, you won’t be disappointed. Beyond the meadows, the mountain peak sits atop the meadow like a flat-top haircut – a rocky mesa. Skirting to the left and over a rockslide, you’ll discover a a turquoise lake as you get closer to the Horse Creek headwaters and its glaciers. The groundcover of heather feels amazing on weary bare feet. Some hikers swim in the frigid water.
Take Canoe River Forest Road (east) to the Lily Meadows Access Road
Primarily a hiking trail, some regions of the trail may not be rideable.
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More Stats for Lily Meadows Hiking Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,905 ft
Altitude min4,078 ft
Altitude start4,078 ft
Altitude end5,983 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down4,152 ft
Distance flat495 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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