Lake Efra Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,113' 949 m
Descent: -3,112' -949 m
High: 6,009' 1,832 m
Low: 2,921' 890 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)
“A stunning run surrounded by waterfalls and views.”— Eric Ashley
Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
The trail continues like this until suddenly emerging from the trees at the confluence of several waterfalls that beautifully cascade and pool at the end of the valley. The exceptional movements of the water make an inviting place to take a break before tackling the steep sections ahead.
After completing the necessary creek crossing/scramble, a host of switchbacks zig-zag up the significant steep sections ahead. The occasional waterfall glimpsed through the trees serves as a welcome distraction from the grueling climb.
A well-earned reprieve is reached at a small clearing that nestles several small stone huts. From here, there's just one final climb, and a few stream crossings, to reach the banks of the glacial blue pool of Lake Efra.
Once you've enjoyed the cold waters of the lake, return the way that you came, admiring the views all the way back to the trailhead.