Silver Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,402' 427 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 8,966' 2,733 m
Low: 7,563' 2,305 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A mildly strenuous run up a beautiful valley to a high alpine lake.”— ryanroper Roper
The trail eventually leads up towards the base of a small dam. Away from the trail, beaver may sometimes be seen in the several pools that stem off from the dam. This is a great spot to sit and spot wildlife.
Continue up to the lake, passing the dam. You're welcomed by a beautiful alpine view ringed by several high peaks, including White Baldy. After a nice break and perhaps a chilly swim, follow the trail back down to the parking lot.
*Note: snow will often be on the upper parts of the trail through Memorial Day. It is oftentimes passable, but plan ahead for it.