Lake Dorothy is a great short hike to a large lake filled with many campsites. Although the milage to the lake is a short 1.75 miles, the route gains 800 feet along the way. This is perfect for an older kid with the endurance for a short up hill climb. If you have the energy, you can continue on past Lake Dorothy to Bear and Deer Lakes for an extra 1000 feet gain and extra 4 miles. Alternatively, you can make Lake Dorothy a base camp and dayhike to Bear and Deer Lakes.