While we were waiting for the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival to start we decided to explore the area. The Skamania Lodge is located just a mile from the fairgrounds where we were camped. The brochure for the lodge said that it had hiking trails. Since we wanted to get some exercise, the Skamania Lodge hiking trails seemed just right. The Lake Loop Trail looked like the perfect length for the time that we had.
The first part of the hike is along a gravel maintenance road, but it soon turns into the woods past the 2nd fairway and heads up hill to East Lake and then on to Lily Pond Lake where you can see turtles sunning themselves on the logs.