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North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail

 4.9 (10)

Length


7.7 Miles 12.5 Kilometers


3,434' 1,047 m

Ascent

-94' -29 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

11,211' 3,417 m

High

7,819' 2,383 m

Low

Shared By Daniel Birdwell

Conditions


All Clear 4 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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Follows the North Fork of Big Pine Creek by lakes 1 through 3

Daniel Birdwell

Dogs Off-leash

Features Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall

Description

The trail from the Glacier Lodge slowly climbs into the alpine. You start higher up on the hillside, and then after several miles the trail converges with the creek at a waterfall. Here, the trail takes you through a birch forest and past an old stone cabin.

You'll eventually come out of the forested area into an area several hundred feet above the lakes to the east. You'll also see the impressive Temple Crag on the other side of the lakes. Pass lakes 1, 2, and 3 and enjoy the views as each lake has something new to offer.

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Jul 23, 2018
Sabrina Bobadilla
Jul 11, 2018
Katherine Sjoberg
May 27, 2018
Veronica J
Hiked to first lake with friends. 35lb toddler strapped to friends back. 9.2mi
Jul 22, 2017
Fritz Grigsby
14mi
Jul 15, 2017
Hannah Herbig
Tucker. First solo
May 2, 2017
Silas Perez
Sep 8, 2016
Monica Stapleton

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  4.9 from 10 votes

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  4.9 from 10 votes
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