Chelatchie Prairie RR & Battleground Lake Trails Hike

Hike Distance: 7.3 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 674.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 702 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 62903 feet

I arrived at the Battleground Lake TH and saw there were many more cars than normal, for a weekday.  I also heard plenty of people yelling down by the lake.  That said, I first hiked up the Chelatchie Prairie RR trail, and only saw one biker.  I then headed out in a CCW direction around Battleground Lake, and was glad to only see several people on horseback.  It was only when I got in the vicinity of the lake that I heard the crowd of people there.  I also arrived at near the lake, close to 5pm , and the crowd was increasing due to the arrival of high school students.  It was a joy to see the trails practically empty and turned out to be a serene day.