Herriman Trail, Echo Loop

Herriman Lake Trails, Echo River Loop

Herriman Lake Trails, Echo River Loop

Hiking right now is great! There aren’t any bugs yet, and the trees don’t have any leaves. This trail takes you along the Echo River to some rock highlands that give you some fantastic views of the Echo River.
First you must traverse a deep sink hole that was caused by a beaver dam. In lower water, you could walk over the beaver dam, but this spring the water was too high in the beaver pond. The ravine cut into the soft soil is about 12 feet deep. This is only place where it’s kind of rough going. After that just follow the trail to the rock highlands. The trail is fairly easy to follow, just look for signs of past activity, like logs that have been sawed. Once you reach the highlands, be careful to follow the rock cairns. Round trip, this trail is about 7.3 miles.
Beaver cut tree

Beaver cut tree

The Beaver in this area are very active. Last fall the Forest Service came through and cleared the trail. Now it’s in fantastic shape. There’s one spot where you have to climb through some “tree” litter.

View from Echo Loop

View from Echo Loop

The leaves are not up yet affording great views of the surrounding landscape.

Glacial Erratic

Glacial Erratic

A huge boulder that was deposited in the woods when the glaciers retreated 10,000 years ago.

Rock Table

Rock Table

At the very end of the Echo Loop there’s a really neat rock table and chairs. Perfect for having lunch and a cup of hot tea.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

just reward

just reward

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