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Timberline Lake

Intermediate
 4.5 (14)

A beautiful climb along Lake Fork Creek to Timberline Lake


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

10,867' 3,312 m

High

10,037' 3,059 m

Low

846' 258 m

Up

17' 5 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

The Timberline lake trail starts with the Colorado Trail. After the initial short section with the Colorado Trail, the Timberline Lake Trail will head up along Lake Fork Creek at a well-marked intersection. The trail essentially follows the creek the entire way up to Timberline Lake. The first 1.5 mi generally climbs at a gentle grade, with the trail steepening considerably after this point. A marshy section and creek crossing occurs at ~1.3 mi, and short spur trails along the creek lead to some easier crossing points.

The main trail ends at the southeast end of the lake, but there are spur trails that circle the entire lake.

Flora & Fauna

Timberline Lake offers excellent fishing.

Contacts

Shared By:

Missy Thompson

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 14 votes

#1

in Leadville

#378

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#1

in Leadville

#78

in Colorado

#378

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Reaching Timberline Lake
Aug 17, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Running the steeper portions of Timberline Lake Trail
Aug 17, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Great running on the Timberline Lake Trail
Aug 17, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
The start of the Timberline Lake Trail
Aug 17, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO

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Sep 26, 2020
Rachel Pierstorff
5.5mi
Sep 5, 2020
Eric B
Aug 8, 2020
Morgan Reynolds
2.3mi — 2h 15m
Jul 29, 2020
Lorrie Paul Crum
5mi — 3h 00m
Jul 27, 2020
S M
Jul 23, 2020
michael stewart
Jul 18, 2020
Courtney P
Jun 27, 2020
BillieAnne Kennedy
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