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The hike to Cecret Lake
is a great option for those summer months. The higher altitude keeps this area a bit cooler than down in the valley, plus the views at the lake are stunning.
Even though this trail is short, it can be a challenge and is really rewarding. Starting from the Cecret Lake
Trailhead near the Albion Basin campground, this trail starts out with some singletrack through a forest, but within a tenth of a mile the trail turns into a dirt road that crosses in and out of small stands of trees, and crosses a couple of small creeks.
The trail starts to get really fun after a creek crossing about 0.5 miles in, where it starts to go over large pieces of polished rock, and then starts climbing steeply up a rocky and technical trail towards the top of the shelf where Cecret Lake
After a couple of switchbacks, the trail comes up on top of the moraine that dams Cecret Lake
, and from here you get some great views of this beautiful, alpine lake, and the cliffs and mountains that surround it. You can get a great view of the Devil's Castle from here, as well as down into Albion Basin and the Cottonwood Ridge as well.
Shared By: Tomsen Reed