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You may be surprised to find this serene trail hidden off the busy US 26 highway. Trailhead directions: Travel west on US 26 to milepost 24.3 and look for the large trailhead marker on the left (south) side of the highway. No fees or permits required.
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The gentle trail never gets much steeper than this, which makes it great for families with kids.
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In addition to providing a pleasant view, the lush forest quickly muffles road noise.
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The canopy of alders and maples frames the sky and provides shade on a hot day.
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Follow signposts to Bloom Lake, a quiet spot for fishing.
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The Bloom Lake trail is 2.7 miles long and the elevation a mere 445 feet, making this an easygoing hike.
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The best place to cast your lines is on the opposite side of the lake from the trail's end.
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To get to the best fishing spot, cross the enormous log near the lake's eastern edge.
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After a day of hiking and fishing, grab a bite to eat at Helvetia Tavern for burgers and beers on tap. 10275 Helvetia Rd., Hillsboro
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