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Ypsilon Trail

 4.0 (12)

3.0 Miles 4.8 Kilometers


72%

Runnable

1,538' 469 m

Ascent

-185' -56 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

39%

Max Grade (22°)

10,721' 3,268 m

High

9,200' 2,804 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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A trail that ascends 1500 feet from Lawn Lake Trail to Ypsilon Lake.

Brian Smith

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail spurs off of the Lawn Lake Trail about a mile and a half north of the Lawn Lake Trailhead. Cross the Roaring River on a wooden bridge and start ascending the trail. The Ypsilon Lake Trail climbs steeply up the hillside away from the river. Once the trail turns from southwest to northwest, the grade lessens significantly and views of the valley floor and Ypsilon Mountain become spectacular.

Continue northwestward on the trail for another 2.5 miles through beautiful coniferous forest. Eventually, you'll reach a small but beautiful lake (Chipmunk Lake) that serves as a warm-up for Ypsilon Lake. Shortly after passing Chipmunk Lake, the trail crests a ridge and then descends steeply to Ypsilon Lake.

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  4.0 from 12 votes

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