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Aloha Desolation Trail (#17E40)

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

An excellent diversion from the PCT to popular camping spots near the lake.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

92%

Runnable

8,206' 2,501 m

High

8,051' 2,454 m

Low

133' 40 m

Up

194' 59 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views

Description

Lake of the Woods makes an excellent destination for both day trippers and backpackers, with pretty coves and campsites.

The trail is a straightforward singletrack that follows the edge of Lake Aloha with excellent views. Once leaving the lake, there is just one short hill that leads down the to Lake of the Woods. This area is quite scenic, so take your time before returning to the PCT, or to other destinations.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Tilman Giese

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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#2,187

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#20,830

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Pyramid Peak with Lake Aloha in the foreground.
Sep 10, 2017 near South L…, CA
Lake Aloha from the eastern shore.
Dec 27, 2020 near South L…, CA
Lake Aloha with Pyramid Peak and Mount Price in the background.
Dec 27, 2020 near South L…, CA
Lake of the Woods with the sun setting through wild fire smoke in the distance
Oct 30, 2018 near South L…, CA
Lake of the Woods
Dec 27, 2020 near South L…, CA
Northern shore of Lake of the Woods
Dec 27, 2020 near South L…, CA

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