Access from Bare Mountain Trailhead. Cross Bear Creek on an abandoned road bridge. Walk along the closed portion of Forest Service Road 57 for several miles, crossing Lennox Creek and turning right the first spur, Forest Service Road 57210. Follow the spur road until it turns into trail and enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Climb up steep switchbacks above the old Devils Canyon Mine before leaving the forest and traversing open heather and huckleberry slopes to a saddle overlooking Anderson Lake. The maintained trail ends at the saddle. From there, scramble down to Anderson Lake on faint remnants of an old abandoned trail or up the ridge to the summit of Dog Mountain. Expect windfall, brush, route finding and solitude. Enjoy great views of upper Lennox Creek Valley, surrounding peaks and good berry picking in late summer and fall.
From North Bend head east on North Bend Way and then take a left onto Ballarat Street. After about 4.0 miles, follow the "Y" in the road to the left, putting one onto the North Fork County Road (#57). Continue approximately 16.5 miles to a junction, where Road #57 turns left and crosses the river. At the next junction, stay to the right and continue another 4.5 miles to the Bare Mountain trailhead; park here. From this point the road is washed out and must be traveled by foot.