ElevationAscent: 1,252' 382 m
Descent: -1,251' -381 m
High: 9,834' 2,997 m
Low: 8,599' 2,621 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“A lovely run from Chapman Campground to Chapman Lake and back.”— Gyro Northrop
The trailhead and first 1/4 mile are hard to follow due to some powerline construction that has taken place. About 1/4 to 1/3 mile in, the trail starts to steepen and enters an older forested section. Once there, the trail is easy to follow.
The trail tends to follow the power lines up the side of the mountain along a seasonal stream. At the top of the first steep section, about 3/4 of a mile up, it starts to flatten and eventually the path intersects S. Fork Rd.
Follow the road to the left and then make a right at the next intersection onto the Chapman Lake Trail #1923. The trail follows the roads for about one mile. Then the start of the final leg of Chapman Lake Trail is clearly marked on the left and there is even a parking lot.
You can reverse the route to head back to the campground. The trailhead to Chapman Campground is clearly marked with signs off of S. Fork Rd. I’m just not sure why the start at the campground end is so poorly marked when the rest of the trail is marked.
Land Manager: USFS - White River - Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District