Trail Run Project Logo

Alta Peak/ Lakes Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 769' 234 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 8,059' 2,456 m
Low: 7,291' 2,222 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Charlotte Reed

A wooded trail leading to the junction where the Lakes Trail and Alta Peak trails split.

Charlotte Reed

Features Wildflowers

Description

From the trailhead in the Wolverton parking lot, the trail climbs a small hill where it shortly passes a junction leading downhill to the Lodgepole campground. Almost immediately after, the trail passes a second junction on the right for the Long Meadow Loop. Listen for Wolverton Creek as you ascend, and watch for black bears in the early summer. Continue along the main trail through mixed conifer forest as it ascends steadily for 1.8 miles to the Panther Gap Trail / Alta Peak Trail junction. Not far before the junction, the trail crosses a small seasonal creek along which an abundance of wildflowers can be found in the early summer. At the junction the trail to the right leads first up to Panther Gap and then on to Alta Meadow and Alta Peak, while the trail to the left leads to Pear Lake and the remainder of the Lakes Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Look for corn lilies, ranger's buttons, and columbine along lush creek beds. Occasionally a bear can be spotted along this forested section of the trail.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Need to Know, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Jul 9, 2017
Ernesto Colín
Nice meadow. Water crossing. Popular route. Deer. Bear. 1.8mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#7

in Lodgepole

#7685

Overall
  4.3 from 4 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#7

in Lodgepole

#775

in California

#7,685

Overall
8 Views Last Month
484 Since Jul 18, 2016
Easy/Intermediate

0%
67%
33%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running