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Cecret Lake Trail

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Length

1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


Elevation

747' 228 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

10,161' 3,097 m

High

9,416' 2,870 m

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A fun, quick but technical ascent to Cecret Lake, with great views of the Devil's Castle and Albion Basin.

Tomsen Reed

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Wildflowers [Add/Remove]
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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 resides.

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.

After taking in some views of Cecret Lake, this trail continues around the north side of the lake and heads up a steep singletrack trail that heads up to the west until it meets up with and crosses a ski run just below the Sugarloaf ski chair, and ends by meeting up with the Germania Pass via East Greeley trail.

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Jun 13, 2018
Jeff Hrabe
5mi
Sep 17, 2017
Jacob Jones
Aug 15, 2017
Brandyn King
Awesome Lake! Very pretty! 2mi
Aug 6, 2017
Nicole Tonge
Jul 11, 2017
Devon S
Sep 12, 2016
Adam Zerda
Beautiful hike to an easily accessible mountain lake. The trail is gently rising for the first half mile and gets steeper for the last quarter. 1mi — 0h 20m
Aug 21, 2015
Hank B

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  4.2 from 9 votes

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