Interpretive trail signs guide families around old homestead and large, high-meadow ecosystem lying in the shadow of Bowman Mountain. Outstanding, seasonal wildflower displays. Exceptional bird habitat and wildlife watching.
The trail to Bull Pen Lake that continues onto Rock Lakes begins a a signed trail intersection on the upper end of the large meadows. The intersection is just past the small bridge over Texas Creek.
To go to Bull Pen Lake or above, it’s easiest and shortest to go left on the trail that circles Loney Meadows. To continue the loop around the meadows just continue straight as it circles to the left (west).
Use the West Slope maps and zoom and scroll into the Grouse Ridge area.
Follow road toward Lindsey Lake, but at 1.5 miles turn left (north) at signed intersection. After a guestimate of 1/4-mile, veer right (north) at the y-intersection. Continue for a total 1.2 miles on very rough, primitive road. Definitely, totally unsuitable for trailers or RVs. Sedans and low-clearance vehicles will make it if you’re good at creeping around rocks in the road. But I wouldn’t drive a new sedan into the Trailhead.