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Avalanche Lake to Lake Colden Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 2.8 (5)

This is a short trail that goes along the southern side of Lake Colden rather than along the northern edge.


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0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

99%

Runnable

2,829' 862 m

High

2,798' 853 m

Low

33' 10 m

Up

50' 15 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Food needs to be stored in a bear container if you're planning on spending the night.

Description

From just south of Avalanche Lake along the Avalanche Pass Trail trail you'll see a fork, keep to the left for this trail or right to stay on Avalanche Pass Trail. Lake Colden will come into view after a few minutes. The trail can be muddy...but so can all of the High Peaks Wilderness Area, so this shouldn't come as news if you have already made it down the Avalanche Pass Trail!

The southern side of Lake Colden offers some lovely unobstructed views of Algonquin Peak and its lush green slopes. Other than the views of Algonquin and what seemed like slightly less traffic, the side of the lake you choose to run along doesn't really matter - both this trail and Avalanche Pass Trail meet back up on the southwestern end of Lake Colden at the Calamity Brook Trail.

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Karl W

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  2.8 from 5 votes

#13

in Adirondak Loj

#25743

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#13

in Adirondak Loj

#733

in New York

#25,743

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Lake Colden just north of the junction with Mt Colden Trail. Looking at base of Marshall, Iroquois, Algonquin, Avalanche
Sep 2, 2019 near Lake Pl…, NY
Collapsed trail along Lake Colden.
Jun 16, 2020 near Lake Pl…, NY
Start of trail up Mt. Colden.
Aug 18, 2017 near Lake Pl…, NY

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