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Battle Ground Lake - Lower Lake Trail

Battle Ground Lake State Park is a local favorite, particularly good for families with its short loop around the lake and the playground. But be warned, children under four are prohibited from swimming.

Make a short loop around the Lower Lake Trail, staying close to the lake itself -- in some places perhaps too close. Be aware that it can get a little mucky in the winter months. It's fairly rocky in places especially on the south west side giving it a rugged primitive feel.
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Battle Ground Lake - Lower Lake Trail — Jan 29, 2014 — cera
Day hike
Issues: Mudholes | Water on trail
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We did the lower lake trail. None of the trails were signed well and there wasn't a clear map to te...
We did the lower lake trail. None of the trails were signed well and there wasn't a clear map to tell us where the other 7 mile trail was. There were a few mud puddles and some rocks on the trail, but overall it was a nice walk on a rainy day. We took my five year old and my dog and both had a great time as we were the only ones on the trail.
I want to mention that the Day Use pass is $10 or you need the Discovery Pass. (My books were not up-to-date on this fact.)
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Battle Ground Lake - Lower Lake Trail — Jun 09, 2013 — Ryan Ojerio
Day hike
Issues: Mudholes | Water on trail
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Battle Ground Lake State Park is a local favorite, but a worthwhile destination for Oregonian's like...
Battle Ground Lake State Park is a local favorite, but a worthwhile destination for Oregonian's like us too. Its particularly good for families with its short loop around the lake and the playground. Curiously, children under four are prohibited from swimming. Lola would have loved to splash in the water at the otherwise kid-friendly beach area.

We hiked around the Lower Lake Trail, about a 1 mile loop along the lake shore. Its neat trail, but comes a bit too close to the lake in several places getting mucky. Its fairly rocky in places especially on the south west side giving it a rugged primitive feel.

Lola really liked scrambling over the rocks and hopping across wet areas. Afterward we played at the playground to tire her out completely so she'd nap in the car on the way home.
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The trail around the Lower Lake. Photo by Ryan Ojerio
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South Cascades

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