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A moderately difficult trail through a partially burned forest to Hogan Lake.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Point to Point

6,930' 2,112 m

High

5,951' 1,814 m

Low

477' 145 m

Up

1,022' 312 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Generally accessible from June to October.

Description

The Hogan Lake Trail is a moderately difficult climb above Taylor Lake through partially burned forest to reach the fairly popular Hogan Lake. The meadow section of the trail before Hogan Lake can be hard to find and follow. Hikers often use this trail to climb up the outlet to remote Big Blue Lake above Hogan Lake. A loop trail can be made for the daring and athletic hikers who climb the saddle above Big Blue Lake to reach Upper Albers Lake and connect back to the Pacific Crest Trail and north toward Taylor Lake Trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

This area burned extensively a few years ago.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman with improvements by BK Hope

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One of the meadows on the way to Hogan Lake.
Nov 28, 2018 near Fort Jones, CA
Etna Summit from the Hogan Lake Trail.
Nov 28, 2018 near Fort Jones, CA
Hogan Lake
Nov 28, 2018 near Fort Jones, CA

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Sep 4, 2019
Nelson Lamborn
Jul 20, 2019
Johanna D'Arcy
Some logs across trail and burned area near Hogan is now overrun with ceanothus which makes trail hard to find for about 200' 6mi
Jul 13, 2017
BK Hope
Trail had been cleared