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Gem Lake Trail

 4.0 (2)

1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers


66%

Runnable

861' 262 m

Ascent

-86' -26 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

4,886' 1,489 m

High

4,047' 1,234 m

Low

Shared By Dan Sloat

Conditions


Minor Issues 69 days ago
Snowy - Bring your hiking boots, trekking poles and crampons if you like. The lake is partially frozen, snow across the path nearby. History

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Extend a trip on Snow Lake Trail to its smaller sister, perched a few hundred feet above.

Dan Sloat

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildlife

The trail is typically covered in snow from October-June.

Runner Notes

For those looking for a longer run, a well-maintained trail continues from Gem Lake to Lower Wildcat Lake.

Description

After meandering around Snow Lake, take a left at a marked intersection with signs to Gem Lake. From here, the trail climbs quickly out of the Snow Lake basin.

The path is easy to follow, climbing through boulder fields and marshy meadows. The trail is technical in places as you cross the boulders. As you climb, take a look back at a nice view of Snow Lake as you leave it behind. The rugged Gem Lake comes into view as you crest the ridge. A quick descent brings you to the lake.

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Jul 14, 2018
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  4.0 from 2 votes

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