Hanging Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 982' 299 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,142' 2,177 m
Low: 6,160' 1,878 m
GradeAvg Grade: 21% (12°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)
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“A rough and rocky ascent to a pristine travertine lake.”— Tom Robson
Some parts of the trail are rocky, especially in the beginning and at the end where it has steep stairs carved into the canyon cliff rock. The trail ends on a boardwalk around the lake.
This travertine lake is extremely sensitive, so special regulations apply. Please do not step off the boardwalk. There is a short offshoot from the trail before the boardwalk that leads to Spouting Rock where, for centuries, water has dissolved a passage through the limestone that exits out of a sheer cliff wall as a spectacular waterfall.
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