“Hike up steep switchbacks to a lake below a dramatic granite ridge.”
— Miguel Vieira
Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views
Free wilderness permits and campfire permits are required to enter the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
From the junction with the Stuart Fork Trail
, head west and ford the Stuart Fork. Note that early in the season, high water levels can make this ford impossible.
A mile later, at the junction with the Bear Creek Trail, stay right.
Climb steeply through sunny chaparral and past a series of waterfalls to Alpine Lake.