Backpack the Dilly Dally Loop

Details

Distance

15.5 miles

Elevation Gain

3800 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Shayne River

The Dilly Dally Loop has a variety of landscapes and stunning views, but and offers a challenge for even experienced hikers.

This hike begins near the parking lot of Buntzen Lake. The trailhead will read "Halvor Lunden Trail,” named after the man who made it. This part of the trail is well marked, however as you continue along the loop it gets less and less worn, making things more difficult, but also more natural.

The trail winds steeply up the side of the mountain; follow this trail for several hours. There are a couple lookouts along the way, and many small lakes (not the best swimming). Eventually you will reach the top of Mount Beautiful (see my other adventures) - enjoy the view!

Continue along the Halvor Lunden Trail towards Dilly Dally Peak by going straight at the Swan Falls Junction (or begin your descent down to the parking lot via Swan Falls). You will soon reach the peak after hiking some rolling hills. Set up camp and enjoy the panorama, or begin your descent down the most northern part of this loop if you are doing a very long day hike. To do this entire loop in one day would be very challenging as it is a strenuous climb, but it is definitely possible, especially without having to carry so much camping gear!

Read More

Know for

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Yoga
Backpacking
Hiking
Beach
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

216 total saves

Rate this Adventure

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Nearby Adventures

Hike Lake Buntzen

4.5

Hike the Springboard Trail and Explore Woodhaven Swamp

5.9 mi / 1312.3 ft gain

Hike the Jug Island Trail

4.7

Hike to Jug Island

3.4 mi / 328 ft gain
More Nearby Adventures