Very rocky trail in to the lake (from Montana). Climbs from the trailhead, eventually flattens out, drops a little, the climbs again. The elevation is not near as difficult as the rocks, hard on the knees and ankles. Says Stan
Close by Sapphire Studio is enjoyable for young and old, and if you've had enough of Upper Bear Lake, Lake of the Rocks is close by. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy this site. Nearby lakes? Sure, Tag Alder Lake is in the vicinity
of Upper Bear Lake. Near Upper Bear Lake you hit upon Bear Creek Pass which is a delightful spot to stop at. Camping is available at Schumaker Campground, and dry warm beds await you at Rye Creek Lodge.