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Shortcut to bypass the Loch Vale Trail.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

9,749' 2,972 m

High

9,316' 2,840 m

Low

32' 10 m

Up

433' 132 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

This trail is not officially marked, though it is a legal part of the trail system. It also isn't all that nice compared to the longer and incredibly scenic Loch Vale Trail that this shortcuts. It is however, dramatically less crowded and faster, so if you're wanting the fast route to the farther lakes and valleys, you might want to choose this.

Since neither end is marked, use the Hiking Project mobile app to find the trail. It's wide and well-maintained, so once you find the start, you won't have any trouble. It's somewhat steep and rocky, with occasional views (especially in the lower part), but is otherwise unremarkable.

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Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

#20

in Bear Lake

#15003

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Trail Rankings

#20

in Bear Lake

#1,308

in Colorado

#15,003

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Alex tags behind Mom, walking uphill.
Jan 14, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Beautiful hiking / snowshoeing trail with nice views and aspen groves.
Nov 28, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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Sep 19, 2020
Scott Street
Aug 2, 2020
Brian Baker
Dry
Aug 2, 2020
Jon Wolfe
Sep 1, 2019
Ben Brundage
Not a marked trail but once you find it a great bypass!
Nov 18, 2018
Kris Kilton
Jul 10, 2018
Raghavendra M
Jul 5, 2017
David Newman
Jun 15, 2017
John H
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