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Cliff Lake Spur

Easy/Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 11' 3 m
Descent: -65' -20 m
High: 7,418' 2,261 m
Low: 7,354' 2,241 m

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Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Short spur trail off Terrace, Shadow and Cliff Lakes Trail, leading to Cliff Lake in a cirque below snowy Reading Peak.

Joan Pendleton

Features Lake · River/Creek

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Cliff Lake Spur can be found 2.2 miles from the Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes Trail start. It leads to Cliff Lake, a small, clear gem-like lake below Reading Peak.

Cliff Lake Spur starts off from Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes Trail by descending through the firs. Cliff Lake and its outlet stream are reached after 0.15 miles. Without crossing the outlet stream, the trail follows the lake's shoreline to the lake's inlet stream. From here, one can go a short ways upstream along the cascading inlet stream.

Flora & Fauna

Fir trees grow here.

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Jun 25, 2018
Joan Pendleton

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The clear waters of Cliff Lake lie in a cirque formed by a shoulder of Reading Peak.
Jun 27, 2018 near Chester, CA

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