Browns Lake to Agnes Lake
For a bit more of an adventure and hike, visit Lake Agnes. The drive from the ranch takes about forty-five minutes to get to the trailhead at Browns Lake. Take the frontage road through Melrose, then a right onto Brown’s Bridge Road. The road ends at Rock Creek Road, take a right and follow the good gravel road to Brown’s Lake Campground. Wildflowers along the way are an added bonus!
Park at the campground. For a low-impact walk, hike along the 37 acres Brown’s Lake. The road deteriorates but makes a nice walking trail. Fishing for native cutthroat in the lake is an added bonus!
To reach Agnes Lake, start at the trailhead at the campground. This hike is more difficult as you gain nearly 1000 feet of elevation in 1.5 miles. The hike takes you through dense stands of timber with openings with views. This popular hike ends at the 108-acres Agnes Lake which is filled with eagerly feeding arctic grayling. If you plan to fish, bring along some parachute adams, flying ants, or woolly buggers.