Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Spring — Waterfall
Family Friendly: Short and mostly level with a lake and creek.
Dogs: No Dogs
This short trail takes you from the bridge over McDonald Creek where it looks at Sacred Dancing Cascade and heads up into the dark forest. This is the furthest inland Pacific rainforest composed of cedars, hemlock and covered in moss. This forest is beautiful with a high canopy and wanders to the shores of the quiet pocket lake frequented by waterfowl.
This trail is often started at the Johns Lake Loop Trailhead, then paired with the Upper McDonald Creek
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Trillium and violets in early spring gives way to calypso orchids in early summer. Various waterfowl frequent Johns Lake while harlequin ducks and american dippers are frequently seen on McDonald Creek.