Loop from Parking Area – 1.8 mi
Trailhead GPS: Coordinates N41.8700 W75.0195
Getting There: Exit State Route 17 at Exit 94W and turn left on Route 206. Turn left at the traffic light on Stewart Avenue. Exit State Route 17 at Exit 94E and turn right on Stewart Ave. Drive to the T intersection at the end of the road. Turn right on CR 92 and drive up the hill. Continue for 8.7 miles until Tennanh Lake Road appears on the right. Along the way the road changes to CR 93. Turn right on Tennanah Lake Road and drive 1.1 miles to the Crystal Lake Wild Forest access road on the left. Turn left, drive up the road and park in the small lot. If the road is not passable and you choose to park on the shoulder of Tennanah Lake Road, be sure to pull over as far as you can.
Difficulty: This hike is rated MODERATE even though it is less than two miles because the trails are not well marked and are more like well-traveled paths. They are very rough in spots and there are many roots across the trails.
Trail Surface: The surface of the paths around the lake vary from grassy and easy to negotiate to pine =needles and dirt with numerous tree roots. The trail can be wet and muddy in spots.
Hike Description: Walk toward the lake on the access road until you approach the dam at the southern end of the lake. Cross over the dam and watch for some blazes that will guide you round the lake. The trail stays pretty close to the shore of the lake but may be hard to find. Continue looping around the lake until you are back at the dam. Walk back to your car.