ElevationAscent: 2,985' 910 m
Descent: -2,985' -910 m
High: 9,416' 2,870 m
Low: 7,017' 2,139 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“A beautiful day-hike or multi day journey past high alpine lakes and over high passes.”— Idaho Trails Association
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Family Friendly This is a nice 3-day hike that would be a nice first hike for a young family.
You then climb up into a high hanging valley where you start some long switchbacks up into the Alice Lake Basin. A couple of more creek crossings and you are almost there. There is good camping all around Alice Lake for your first night. Twin Lakes is about another mile past Alice and also has some good camp spots. From Twin Lakes, you pass over a 9,000 plus foot pass on your way to Toxaway Lake. This is another good spot to camp for your second night out. Farley Lake is another two miles below Toxaway Lake, and this is another opportunity for camping, but the sites are harder to find. The next morning you can head back out to the Tin Cup Trailhead via the Pettit Lake Cutoff.
Local Club: Idaho Trails Association