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Lake Trail #9W27

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A beautiful trail connecting a campground with Crystal Lake.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

5,723' 1,744 m

High

5,644' 1,720 m

Low

95' 29 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy hiking and close to the campground and lake.

Need to Know

Adventure Pass required to park at trailheads and day use areas.

Description

This is a popular trail for campers and visitors that connects the Crystal Lake Campground and visitor center with the lake. From the store/cafe, head down the road a few hundred yards to pick up the trail on the right (west) side.

The trail gently climbs through a mature forest of bigcone spruce, Jeffrey pines, sugar pines, white fir, and live oaks. It crosses the Crystal Lake Road then meets with the Lost Ridge Trail #9W25. It then parallels the road to the day-use area at the lake.

This trail is very useful for making easy loop hikes in the basin by connecting with the Lost Ridge Trail #9W25 and Windy Gap Trail #9W06.

Flora & Fauna

Excellent area containing many types of conifer trees, large oaks. Deer, bears, foxes, squirrels are often seen.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Coles

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Photos

Half Knob Trail is mostly under oak and pine canopy.
Feb 16, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA
Oaks and pines along this well-built trail.
Jan 21, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA
Start of Cedar Canyon Trail from Crystal Lake Road.
Jan 21, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA
Sugar pine (center), Jeffrey pine (left), White Fir (right) and live oaks.
Jan 21, 2018 near Wrightwood, CA

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