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Ross Dam Trail

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Length


0.7 Miles 1.1 Kilometers


19' 6 m

Ascent

-398' -121 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

2,122' 647 m

High

1,743' 531 m

Low

Shared By Tim Mulvihill

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A short out-and-back trail with rewarding lake and mountain peak views.

Tim Mulvihill

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Description

The Ross Lake Dam trailhead is located at the Ross Dam Trail & Resort parking area. The wooded trail quickly begins to descend to the water from the parking area. About 0.2 miles down, you cross a small wooden bridge, spanning over the steadily flowing Happy Creek. Past the creek, the trail is mostly dirt, but crosses partially buried rock and areas of loose material. A few peek-a-boos offer quick glimpses of the lake and dam as you get closer to the bottom of the trail.

When you reach the bottom of the trail, you'll encounter a gravel road, and you're almost there! Turn right on the gravel road for a view of the lake and access to the ferry for the Ross Lake Resort. By taking a left onto the gravel road and following the signs another 0.3 miles, you can work your way out onto the dam for an amazing view of Ross Lake and Jack Mountain. For a longer outing, continue across the dam to meet up with the West Bank/Big Beaver Trail. Remember to save some energy for the 500 vertical foot climb back up the trailhead!

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Jul 21, 2018
Andy Markevicus
0.7mi
Aug 19, 2017
Jim Tsolomitis
End of Happy Panther Trail
Jun 23, 2017
Yifan Zhang
May 20, 2017
Maggie Dievendorf
0.7mi
Sep 24, 2016
Tim Mulvihill
Somewhat rocky way down, but fairly easy. Pretty steep trip back up. Take gravel road at bottom of trail down to the dam. Cross the dam to access t... 0.7mi

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