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Whipple Lake Trail



2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer loop


Ascent: 173' 53 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 1,121' 342 m
Low: 976' 298 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)


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Trail shared by Jes Sica

Take a loop around Whipple Lake in Whipple Dam State Park.

Jes Sica

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail's fun nature and moderate grades make it a great option for families who don't mind getting a little muddy.

Please use reflective colors such as orange or yellow since hunting is allowed on some parts of the trail.


I normally start this trail clockwise. You'll cross a bridge and keep hiking until you find a sign that says "Whipple Lake
Trail, 3 miles." The trail starts to its right-hand side. The first part of the trail is uphill, but it isn't steep at all. Just follow the yellow signs, and you won't get lost in the many intersections that you'll find. Once you reach the top of this uphill segment, be careful, you'll have to share this small part of the trail with vehicles (although drivers rarely use this trail).

Keep hiking and you'll enter a part of the trail where vehicles aren't allowed but hunting is (I have never seen any hunter here). It is indicated by a yellow signal on a tree. From here, go downhill and reach the river. You'll cross a few wooden bridges (I think there are 5 bridges in total). Some parts of this trail are really muddy but are fun to hike. The river will always be to your right-hand side.

Whipple Dam State Park allows its visitors to have barbecues, fish, play volleyball (it has a volleyball net), sunbathe (on a small artificial beach), and kayak.

Flora & Fauna

Woodpeckers, deer, wildflowers, turtles, frogs, and fish can all be found along this trail.

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Aug 17, 2019
Hope Goncalves
Aug 17, 2019
David Goncalves
Check out the elevation map. One steep section lasts about 15 minutes. 2.4mi — 1h 36m
Mar 11, 2018
Jesse Orndoff

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the views from one of the many wooden bridges
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A bench to contemplate the views.
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One of the many wooden bridges.
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Intersection, go to the right.
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Fallen tree.
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End of the shared trail.
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