Google™ Map of Howe Lake. I've included this map just for fun. This is an easy hike with great views. With this orientation from Google Maps it would be simple to determine that this is an easy hike, but difficult to tell that it has nice views. This hikes starts at a small parking area on the Inner North Fork Road (4 cars) and rises gently through the remains of the Roberts Fire of 2003. This trail can be very wet in the spring. Note: The Browser Refresh Button brings you back to were you started. Don't you wish that hiking could be so easy. As you enlarge the map, trail names become visible. You can zoom in closer in Hybrid Mode then you can in Terrain Mode. If you don't see a map then your using an old version of Internet Explorer. Try Firefox!