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High Lakes

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 153' 47 m
Descent: -292' -89 m
High: 5,347' 1,630 m
Low: 5,147' 1,569 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

This woodsy east-west trail is a mellow way to reach some scattered ponds and Faraway Rock.

Megan W

Features Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The trail can be snowy and muddy.

Description

Starting from the Mazama Ridge Trail intersection, run west through meadows and snow patches over mostly level ground. Cross an intermittent stream that eventually feeds into Lake Louise. Continue west, gaining elevation on the hillside before settling back down to a simple traverse. The forest is thick here and bugs can be a nuisance. After a gentle short descent, the trail ends at a saddle bisected by the Lower Lakes trail.

Flora & Fauna

Bears, deer.

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#14

in Paradise

#1,692

in Washington

#32,990

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Photos

Small tarn on the High Lakes trail - fall colors (photo by Steve Cyr)
Jul 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Mountain Bog Gentian along the High Lakes Trail (photo by NPS)
Jul 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA

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