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Boulder Creek Lakes Trail

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Length


1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers


813' 248 m

Ascent

-112' -34 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

60%

Max Grade (31°)

5,777' 1,761 m

High

5,006' 1,526 m

Low

Shared By Miguel Vieira

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Hike to spectacular and secluded alpine lakes.

Miguel Vieira

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Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Free wilderness permits and campfire permits are required to enter the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

Description

At about 6 miles along the Canyon Creek Lakes Trail, take the junction to Boulder Creek Lakes. You'll need to ford Canyon Creek and doing so is only safe later in the season.

After crossing the creek, climb through chaparral and pines. As the trees and brush give way to bare granite, follow the cairns to the lakes.

Flora & Fauna

Look for ceanothus and manzanita in the chaparral. Conifers include ponderosa pine, sugar pine, western white pine, and incense cedar.

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Jul 15, 2017
Katie Ripley
The hike from Boulder Creek Lakes to the Forbidden Lakes is excellent! Now fully cairned and free of snow.

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