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Azalea Lake/Fir Glade Trail #955

Intermediate/Difficult

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5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,054' 321 m
Descent: -807' -246 m
High: 5,947' 1,813 m
Low: 5,184' 1,580 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Towering pines and wildflowers ending with a climb up a pass and down to Azalea Lake.

David Bylsma

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Description

The first couple miles of the trail traverse through deep forest briefly opening up at the large lush meadow called Fir Glade. After the glade, the view eventually opens up to a striking view across the top of the drainage of the Middle Fork of the Applegate River. The trail is a low grade climb from there until the pass around the back of Buck Peak Great where there are great views of the Siskiyou Mountains including Preston Peak in the distance.

Rounding Buck Peak, the trail is a moderate tending toward steep climb up to the pass between Buck and Figurehead. Once over the second pass descend switchbacks down rocky trail to the basin holding Azalea Lake and assorted meadows. There are many good campsites and many day hike opportunities at the lake.

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At the trailhead, sometimes the pack is a bit lopsided at the start.
May 31, 2016 near Williams, OR
Looking back toward Emily and Buck Peaks.
May 31, 2016 near Happy Camp, CA
Azalea Lake
May 31, 2016 near Happy Camp, CA
Azalea Lake in 2014
Jul 16, 2019 near Happy Camp, CA
Descending to Azalea Lake beneath Figurehead Mountain
Jul 16, 2019 near Happy Camp, CA
One of the meadows at Fir Glade
Jul 16, 2019 near Williams, OR

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