Twin Lakes Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,647' 1,112 m
Descent: -245' -75 m
High: 10,160' 3,097 m
Low: 6,758' 2,060 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)
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“An excellent scenic, challenging, and rewarding trail with meadows, forests, open areas, and beautiful lakes at the top!”— Brian Strack
Continue your way through the super scenic Cahoon Meadow about 3.1 miles up, which makes for a nice first night's campsite if you've gotten a late start. There is abundant wildlife due to plenty of water in and near the meadow.
Resuming the trail, you'll start to climb - at some places strenuously - until you reach the Twin Lakes area after another 4-4.5 miles, crossing streams and tackling switchbacks along the way. What a reward! Amazing scenery, well-spaced out campsites, an out-of-the-way pit toilet (enjoy the view!) and bear boxes are all present as needed. This is a truly amazing and unforgettable place!
Take care if you go alone. You may not see anyone else for the entirety of your run so be prepared.
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