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blue North Willow Lake Trail

Trail

6.6 mile 10.6 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,596' 791 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 11,443' 3,488 m
Low: 8,985' 2,738 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Chelsea Gribbin

A forested trail that leads to a beautiful high alpine lake.

Chelsea Gribbin

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

Runner Notes

There are a lot of game trails around the area. Make sure to stay on the main trail.

Description

The trailhead is located at the top of the Willowbrook neighborhood, and is forested pretty much the entire way to the lake. There are a few look out areas facing east where you can see the mountains on the divide. The trail follows alongside of North Willow Creek most of the way, until mile 8 when you cross it. There is a short trail at this crossing that leads to Salmon Lake. Continue on past Salmon Lake trail about 2 miles to North Willow Lake. Then turn around and return the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Many wildflowers, moose and marmots to be seen!

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Jul 7, 2017
Corie Borealis
Jun 17, 2017
Joseph Mutter
still very snowy beyond 11k feet 7.2mi

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