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Timberline Lake

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 846' 258 m
Descent: -17' -5 m
High: 10,867' 3,312 m
Low: 10,037' 3,059 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Missy Thompson

A beautiful climb along Lake Fork Creek to Timberline Lake

Missy Thompson

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.

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Sep 26, 2019
WARREN LONG
Aug 29, 2019
Felicia Asmussen
Hiked around lake and back — 3h 00m
Jun 9, 2019
Brett Boncore
very snowy
Jul 11, 2018
Karen Boyer
Aug 6, 2017
Matthew Hernandez
Jul 17, 2017
Karlee Andryski
2.3mi
Jul 1, 2017
Hannah Sellnow
Nice trail to alpine lake :)
Jun 21, 2017
Henrique Casagrande
Not as easy as it sounds. Several cold creek crossings. But the view up there is amazing!!!!!!!! 2.3mi

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  4.4 from 10 votes

#3

in Leadville

#4718

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#3

in Leadville

#340

in Colorado

#4,718

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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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