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blue Trail Gulch Lake Trail

Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,459' 445 m
Descent: -27' -8 m
High: 6,965' 2,123 m
Low: 5,532' 1,686 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Dara Zimmerman

A family-friendly day hike to a scenic alpine lake.

Dara Zimmerman

Features Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers

Generally accessible from June to October. Trailhead parking can be crowded, and thievery is often reported at this trailhead.

Description

The access trail for Trail Gulch Lake is a well-maintained and popular horse and hiker trail in the Northeast Trinity Alps. Sections of the trail are singletrack dirt and gravel as well as a former dirt road. The lake has camping, and is deep enough for swimming. This trail is often combined with Long Gulch Lake in a large loop.

NOTE: Trail Gulch Lake and Long Gulch Lake are switched on most maps.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, bear, hawks, eagles.

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