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Upper Palisades Lake

 4.7 (3)

Length


14.4 Miles 23.1 Kilometers


1,726' 526 m

Ascent

-1,726' -526 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

6,652' 2,028 m

High

5,596' 1,706 m

Low

Shared By James Park

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This out-and-back takes you to the west end of the Upper Palisades Lake.

James Park

Dogs Off-leash

Features Lake · River/Creek · Commonly Backpacked

Overview

For this out-and-back hike, you follow the Palisades Creek all the way up to the Upper Palisades Lake, while passing the Lower Palisades Lake.

Need to Know

This is bear country and as such you should take proper precautions.

Description

The trail from the trailhead to the lower lake is relatively easy with a steep section right before you get to the lake (there is some switchbacking at this point). From the lower lake to the upper lake, the first half is fairly flat, while the second half becomes a lot steeper with quite a few switchbacks.

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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Chandler Harr
Rexburg, ID
Chandler Harr   Rexburg, ID
Really pretty hike w/great views and lots of fishing areas. There is plenty of traffic on the weekend. The campground at lower Palisades is really nice. I think there were 5-6 sites with one or two more closer to the lake. There was only one remaining tree down on the trail about a 1/2 mile (guesstimating) from the top. Jun 11, 2017

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