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.