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3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,737' 529 m
Descent: -355' -108 m
High: 11,048' 3,367 m
Low: 9,423' 2,872 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A steeply rising trail that leads to two remote alpine lakes below the summit of Mt. Ptarmigan.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

The Lake Nanita Trail begins at a junction with North Inlet Trail about 8 miles up from the North Inlet Trail. Heading south, Lake Nanita Trail climbs along North Inlet creek before quickly crossing it via an elevated bridge. There are some nice falls to view at this crossing.

A little after the 3/4 mile mark, the trail turns southwestward and begins climbing through a series of switchbacks on the southern flank of Ptarmigan Mountain. Following the switchbacks, the trail passes by the remote Lake Nokoni. Continue southward for another 1.3 miles from Lake Nokoni, over a ridge and down to Lake Nanita. From here, the views of Ptarmigan Mountain are fantastic.

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Sep 16, 2017
Michael Leon
3mi
Aug 13, 2016
Mike J
Jul 28, 2016
Eljefe Nagy
Did the trail from upper north inlet cross country zone up to lake nonika. lots of social trails if you know what to look for. — 2h 00m
Aug 6, 2015
Matt Buzza

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