Riddle Lake – 4.8mi / 7.8km
This short, level hike leads you to a lovely lake that is popular with waterfowl. The trail enters into trees, and it stays in the trees for most of the hike until near the lake. Fires over the years have burned sections, making it a mosaic of tree stands of varying ages. The trail does encounter occasional meadows along the way. As you approach the lake, marshy areas finger out and the trail navigates around them.
Once at the lake, the trail follows along its shoreline. A variety of waterfowl can be seen at the lake, including swans. (Note that this trail may be closed for the majority of the summer because the lake is a swan nesting site.)
Trailhead: The signed trailhead is located just south of the Continental Divide, on the South Entrance Road, halfway between West Thumb and Lewis Lake.
Elevation Gain: 100ft / 30m – Elevation Loss: 100ft / 30m