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Cecret Lake Trail

 5 votes

1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers

 

71% 

Runnable

Singletrack

747' 228 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

10,161' 3,097 m

High

9,416' 2,870 m

Low

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

All Clear

72 days agoUpdate

A fun, quick but technical ascent to Cecret Lake, with great views of the Devil's Castle and Albion Basin.

Tomsen Reed

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Wildflowers
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

This gets pretty rocky and technical at the end.

Description

Even though this trail is short, it can be a challenge and is really rewarding. Starting from the Cecret Lake Trailhead near the Albion Basin campground, this trail starts out with some singletrack through a forest, but within a tenth of a mile the trail turns into a dirt road that crosses in and out of small stands of trees, and crosses a couple of small creeks.

The trail starts to get really fun after a creek crossing about 0.5 miles in, where it starts to go over large pieces of polished rock, and then starts climbing steeply up a rocky and technical trail towards the top of the shelf where Cecret Lake resides.

After a couple of switchbacks, the trail comes up on top of the moraine that dams Cecret Lake, and from here you get some great views of this beautiful, alpine lake, and the cliffs and mountains that surround it. You can get a great view of the Devil's Castle from here, as well as down into Albion Basin and the Cottonwood Ridge as well.

After taking in some views of Cecret Lake, this trail continues around the north side of the lake and heads up a steep singletrack trail that heads up to the west until it meets up with and crosses a ski run just below the Sugarloaf ski chair, and ends by meeting up with the Germania Pass via East Greeley trail.

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Sep 13, 2017
Tomsen Reed
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Aug 9, 2017
Kate McDermott

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