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Gem Lake Trail

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1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers

 

66% 

Runnable

Singletrack

861' 262 m

Ascent

-86' -26 m

Descent

4,886' 1,489 m

High

4,047' 1,234 m

Low

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Update

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

Dan Sloat

Overview

The trail is typically covered in snow from October-June.
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Swimming — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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#4,930

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