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Victor Lake Trail #7115

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Trail through grassy meadows and pine forest to scenic Victor Lake with great views of Mount Victor.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

9,900' 3,018 m

High

9,794' 2,985 m

Low

224' 68 m

Up

175' 53 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

USFS rules, please:
- camp at least 200 feet away from lakes, creeks, and trails.
- leash dogs in crowded areas
- follow Leave No Trace Principles

Description

Victor Lake Trail begins along Highline Trail, just east of North Fork Lake. From its start to the CDT: North Fork Lake to Summit Lake (WY Sec. 14) Victor Lake Trail is basically used as a connector trail, connecting Highline Trail, the CDT, and local paths that access North Fork Lake. Victor Lake Trail runs through grassy, rocky meadows here, with some patches of trees.

At the 0.6 mile mark, Victor Lake Trail crosses the CDT at a well marked trail junction. Continue straight/northeast here to head toward Victor Lake on Victor Lake Trail. The trail crosses more meadows as Mt. Victor, 12,254 ft., rises in the distance, to the northeast. Victor Lake comes into view when cresting a low rise at the 0.9 mile mark. Soon the trail is running beside Victor Lake which is to the right/southeast of the trail.

Victor Lake Trail continues along Victor Lake, sometimes close to it, and other times the lake is hidden from view as the trail is farther away from the lake and in the forest. Short, small ups and downs keep things interesting. Just before the trail ends, it descends a short ways to the Victor Lake inlet creek.

Victor Lake Trail ends at the lake's inlet creek. Crossing the inlet creek, one can go left/northwest onto Hay Pass Trail, or right to explore further and/or camp in the open meadows.

Flora & Fauna

Stretches of rocky, grassy meadows, and stretches of pine forest. Summer wildflowers.

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Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Victor Lake, looking northeast on Victor Lake Trail. Mount Victor, 12,254 ft., is the mountain on the left.
Oct 11, 2021 near Pinedale, WY
Heading north through the meadows to Victor Lake on Victor Lake Trail, Mount Victor, 12,254 ft., appears to the northeast (right).
Oct 11, 2021 near Pinedale, WY
Rocky meadows at 9,800 feet, near North Fork Lake.
Aug 10, 2020 near Pinedale, WY

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Aug 11, 2021
Joan Pendleton