Palisade Glacier Trail

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2.6 Miles 4.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,900' 579 m

Ascent

-39' -12 m

Descent

12,436' 3,791 m

High

10,554' 3,217 m

Low

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

Bad / Closed

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Climbs steeply from above the lakes up to the glacier

Daniel Birdwell

Overview

Features: Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

If your goal is to reach Mt. Grayley, this trail is where the steep navigation starts. After topping out after the first section of steep terrain, you'll find the Sam Mack Meadows. These flat meadows provide a good place to camp for your first night or take a well-deserved break from the climb.

From there it again climbs steeply from this basin over several ridges lines and then finally, onto the glacier. After Sam Mack, expect a little more difficulty finding the trail, as there is a lot of rock, and very little soil. Once at the glacier, enjoy the view!

Once you've had your fill at the top, turn around and retrace your steps back to the North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail and the Glacier Lodge.

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Bad / Closed 76 days ago
Muddy, Snowy: Completely snowed in about half way to First Lake and beyond.
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