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Lake Park Trail #639

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4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,606' 490 m
Descent: -869' -265 m
High: 11,530' 3,514 m
Low: 10,022' 3,055 m

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Avg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Luke Snow

An internal trail that grants access to Lake Park, a wonderful and potentially wildflower-covered haven.

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Wilderness regulations apply. This trail is open year round; however, weather may make access difficult especially in the winter and spring months.

Description

This trail provides an alternative path if following the Lost Creek Wilderness Loop that allows for scenic views of the park that the trail is named after. After reaching the top of Hankins Pass the trailhead will appear off to the right. Begin the meandering hike up through granite formations that provide breathtaking views to the south and west.

Lake Park itself is a small open area at almost 11,000 feet; it is surrounded by granite and the snags of a burned ghost forest. Lake Park is a great place to camp for the night.

Flora & Fauna

This area is great for alpine columbine viewing, a high-altitude miniature of the state flower.

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May 27, 2018
Dennis Deitchman
If you come from the north side, expect a brutal straight up climb. Great view at the top though and just a little brackish water in the meadow. 8mi — 2h 00m

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