Thimbleberry – Heart Lakes – SMC Loop
Free Hike with Sitka Trailworks
3.6 miles, Moderate difficulty, Meet at Thimbleberry Lake Trailhead Sat. August 13 at 9am.
FREE – Membership donations welcome. Trail info: Hike and Bike
• DESCRIPTION : Trail head 4 miles southeast of town, on left, off of Sawmill Creek Road just past Thimbleberry Creek. Second trailhead is off Blue Lake Road. If the gate is closed park across from the Industrial Park and hike . mile up the road to the trailhead. Nice views of Thimbleberry and Heart Lakes. Bears often frequent the area of the trail in particular when berries are ripe.
• TRAILHEADS – Thimbleberry Trailhead begins four miles east of Sitka on Sawmill Creek Road. – Heart Lake Trailhead is 0.3 mile up Blue Lake Road, which is to the left, across from the Industrial Park near the end of Sawmill Creek Road.
• LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY : Easy to moderate. Trail has been recently re-finished and is a bit less steep from the south trailhead, though both offer a nice reward after a short climb. Bears may be present.
Find complete trail info here: Thimbleberry-Heart Lakes-SMC Loop