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North Willow Lake Trail

 5 votes

Length

6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers

83%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

2,596' 791 m

Ascent

-168' -51 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

11,443' 3,488 m

High

8,985' 2,738 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 39 days ago
Snowy - Could do about half of the trail until it became almost impassable. Going to make another attempt. History

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

Chelsea Gribbin

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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