A well-travelled trail winds along the eastern shores of these scenic, long, narrow, lowland lakes. The trail crosses exposed bedrock and lakeside talus slopes and winds through the forest. After the initial 500 m up a steep section, the rest of the hike is easy and mostly level. But there is about a kilometre of level, but lichen-coated, talus to walk on, and it is very slippery when wet.
In springtime (early May to early June) the lakeside meadows are awash in the glorious colours of wildflowers, bees and butterflies. Clematis vines climb up rose bushes and fairy slippers hide in the darker shadows of the woods. Mid-September to early October is when the aspens around the lakes are ablaze in yellow.
Silver Spring rim overlook
Imagine standing atop the cliffs overlooking the three Silver Spring Lakes and the Rockies to the north. The Silver Spring rim overlook is just the hike to accomplish this.