Lake · Swimming · Views
Much of this trail exists over private property: visitors are asked to stay on the trail and observe property rights of the landowner.
Open June through September. Campfire permits are required.
Not the best option if you don't enjoy stairs or running on dirt/gravel roads.
The Lower Lola Montez Trail is really a few sections of trail interspersed between longer stretches of road. Pleasantly, the first quarter-mile does start with a trail section that quickly connects to the road above. Follow the road to where the Lower Castle Creek crosses over the roadbed - which can mean wet feet in the early season.
A quarter mile farther along the road, the next portion of singletrack cuts away to the right. This section quickly becomes notably steeper as runners wind their way up a loose and rocky slope over several stair sections.
The route returns to the road along a mellow grade. About a mile above, the road eventually fades away into singletrack near an open meadow. Just past the lower edge of the meadow is an intersection with the Hole In The Ground Trail
and the Lower Lola Montez Lake Connector
. Follow the connector to promptly arrive at the lake. Several campsites can be found around the lake's perimeter.
Flora & Fauna
Fishing is fairly good at Lower Lola Montez Lake.
Shared By: Eric Ashley