Willow Heights was a trip we took during one of the hottest days of June this year. We wanted to head up away from the hot air of the valley. After making a quick stop at Hidden Falls we found ourselves bounding up this well marked trail. The dense Aspen forest kept us well shaded, and within half an hour we had already made it to the mountain meadow just before the lake. The view here is incredible, the skyline is littered with mountain peaks to the south and forest everywhere else. At the lake, we watched a single duck dive and resurface multiples, heard birds chirping, and found plenty of animal tracks in the mud. We found minimal trash, mostly plastic wrappers.
1-2 minutes from Trailhead to Hidden Falls 1 Mile from Trailhead to Willow Lake Watershed Area,Dogs not Permitted
Hidden Falls was a great place to stop on our way to Willow Heights. The waterfall made the air in the small ravine quite cool compared to the hot air of the valley. We stopped here to look around and cool off; and, it was well worth it. This short walk up the stream is quite a popular destination, even mid-day we encountered several people from different groups relaxing near the falls. We found several plastic water bottles, broken glass, and plastic wrappers scattered across this destination.