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A side trip from the Main Eagle Trail #1922
that saves you several miles on a through hike. This trail starts in Bench Canyon just 2.8 miles into the Main Eagle Trail #1922
and quickly climbs up and out. 1.3 miles in, there is a poorly maintained Heart Lake Trail that climbs steeply up the face to Heart Lake before skirting the shore and becoming a proper trail as it rejoins the Bench Canyon Trail.
It may be best to just go the 2.0 miles on a steady incline to the northern end of Heart Lake Trail if you are going to visit Heart Lake. Continue another 0.3 mile to Arrow Lake above. From here it is a quick 0.75 mile down to a swamp and the Main Eagle Trail #1922
at the 10.8 mile mark. This 3 mile trail cuts 8 miles off the Main Eagle Trail #1922
for a net distance savings of 5 miles. Use this trail to make a 16.6 mile loop out and back from the Eagle Creek parking area.
Shared By: Joseph States