Enjoy a family friendly like to a sweet mountain lake surrounded by lovely meadow. There are two ways to access this lake, but the route described here is shorter. (The lake can also be accessed from Forest Road 2700, south of Rat Trap Pass. That trailhead also provides access to the Meadow Mountain Trail.)
There are two trails that leave from the trailhead described here. The Crystal Lake Trail begins heading roughly south, with a brief climb up to ridge. After dropping over the ridge, the trail continues throughs woods, mostly at a gentle grade downward, until reaching the lake after 2.2 miles. Keep left at the junction to follow the short spur trail toward the lake.
Watch for tadpoles and frogs in the lake and the in the little stream around it.
If, when you return, you're feeling like you'd like more hiking, you can try the other trail from the same trailhead and climb up to Circle Peak, which is 5.2 miles roundtrip.