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Glacier Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 592' 180 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,550' 2,301 m
Low: 6,959' 2,121 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Anina Middleton

A stunning trail through the trees of Tahoe National Forest.

Anina Middleton

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Definitely a great trail for the family. This trail is a little further out, but there are many turnoffs to make it shorter.

Description

From Round Lake Trail, take the turnoff onto Grouse Ridge Trail toward Glacier Lake. At the next junction, take a right onto Glacier Lake Trail and continue to follow signs for Glacier Lake. The trail on the way out is a bit of a climb so expect a little downhill on the way back to the trailhead. This trail has beautiful views of beautiful Tahoe National Forest!

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Tarp Camp and gorgeous sunset
Feb 4, 2016 near Downiev…, CA
Our campsite at Five Lakes Basin.
Dec 20, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
Reflection at our campsite near the Glacier Lake Trail.
Dec 20, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
Glacier Lake from NE side
Jul 31, 2017 near Truckee, CA

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