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Sherd Lake Loop Trail #046

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Length


7.2 Miles 11.6 Kilometers


1,339' 408 m

Ascent

-897' -273 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

9,398' 2,865 m

High

8,179' 2,493 m

Low

Shared By Russell Hobart

Conditions


All Clear 98 days ago
Some Mud - All clear lakes are amazing and pristine History

Getting forecast...

The main trail that visits the mountain lakes.

Russell Hobart

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No fires over 9200'

Description

From the parking lot, the trail first passes through a mix of open field and sparse forest as it heads uphill. Soon you are in a mix of thick spruce/pine forest skipping up along loose cobbles.

After a short while, the trail visits an assortment of lily-filled alpine lakes only for you to arrive at Sherd Lake. Enjoy a moment at the lake before continuing through a mile of powerful incline until you arrive at Rainy Lake and the Willow Lake Trail. From here, you slowly begin to make your way down.

You'll first come to the open wetland of Otter Lake. Continue down an open ridge, and in a short while, you'll find the turnoff for Old Crow Lake Trail #090.

For the next couple miles, you pass through forest and a series of lakes until you come to a more open field of talus and scree. From here, enter an alpine field and pass South Fork Ponds Trail #095 and stay to the right. Re-enter the thick forest and a flat meandering trail will lead you to the parking lot.

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