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Spend the day hiking to a unique double falls whose waters pause between descents in minuscule Twin Falls Lake. Wilson Creek drops 125 feet into the pool, then tumbles another 400 feet from the outlet. The trail system on this state-owned land was built by the Department of Natural Resources.

Drive about 5 miles east of the Verlot Ranger Station along the Mountain Loop Highway Road #4020, labeled Bear Lake Trail and Bald Mountain Trail. In 2.75 miles turn right (east) at the junction of Road #4021. Drive to the next fork in 1.5 miles and turn left at the Bald Mountain Trail sign. Ignore the many short spurs along the final 1.25 miles. Turn right at the Y in 0.25 mile, then left again in another 0.75 mile. The Bald Mountain Trailhead is located at the end of this steep 0.25-mile road.

Hike 0.75 mile along Bald Mountain Trail to Beaver Plant Lake. Soon after, take the right for on Ashland Lakes Trail. Pass both Upper and Lower Ashland Lakes in 2 miles. There are campsites at both lakes. Twin Falls Lake and its falls are 1.5 miles beyond Lower Ashland Lake.