Swift Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,805' 855 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 6,823' 2,080 m
Low: 4,020' 1,225 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“Run to the headwaters of Swift Creek at remote Horseshoe Lake.”— Miguel Vieira
Begin at the north end of the Swift Creek Trail parking lot and run along the Swift Creek Trail for a little over a mile to a fork for the Granite Lake Trail. Stay on the Swift Creek Trail.
Around 4 miles, ford Parker Creek, and about a half mile later arrive at Parker Meadow.
At 5 miles, find Foster's Cabin, which was restored several years ago and is open to campers.
At 6 miles, ford Landers Creek. Then cross Mumford Meadows, which extend for over two miles.
Beyond Mumford Meadow, climb switchbacks up steep granite boulders to Horseshoe Lake.
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