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greenBlue Convict Lake Trail

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Trail

2.6 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 170' 52 m
Descent: -175' -53 m
High: 7,646' 2,330 m
Low: 7,591' 2,314 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Eric Hunter

A wonderful, easy run around Convict lake. Sagebrush, towering peaks & aspen trees galore!

Eric Hunter

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The trail is about 2.5 miles total that follow the shoreline. You can run in either direction around the lake. Park at that Marina and run to the end of the pavement. The trail is relatively flat ranging from 7,620 to 7,660 feet in elevation. At the back of the lake, there is a boardwalk that crosses the creek.

Runner Notes

This is a great trail run -- few rocks and roots.

Description

If you park at the Marina, follow the road about a quarter mile to the trailhead. The trail is straightforward and starts in sagebrush. About a half mile down the trail, you'll enter a great aspen and cottonwood forest.

On the back side of the lake is a great area for a picnic and some small beach areas which are great for fishing spots.Cross over the boardwalks. Then, continue on and you'll be back running through sagebrush until you come back to the parking area. Overall, this is a short, easy run that gets warm in the summer time. Drink Water!

Flora & Fauna

Great for wildflowers and looking up at Mount Morrison, also Known as The Great White Fang, at 12,226' elevation. Also a great place to see fall colors.

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Oct 21, 2017
Dave Chapman
Twice around and then some running around road checking stuff out 6mi — 1h 04m
Nov 25, 2015
Sam Vanderhyden
test 1mi — 11h 11m

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  4.6 from 9 votes

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Dave Chapman
So Calif
Dave Chapman   So Calif
Nice easy to get to trail, smooth rolling hills and great scenery!. Ran it on an off season Saturday morning and it was pretty crowded with hikers. Oct 23, 2017
The only problem with this loop is that I had to keep stopping to enjoy the view! Apr 17, 2018

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