Features: Lake — Views — Wildflowers
This trail climbs 1,270 through a series of switchback to reach Gourd Lake in just 2.5 miles. From the start off of the Buchanan Pass Trail
, the grade continues at a moderate but steady clip until it levels out as it approaches the water. The singletrack continues around the north side of the lake and climbs steeply for less than 0.3 miles to reach a tarn (small mountain lake) where the trail ends.
There are several good spots to pitch a tent at the start of the Gourd Lake Trail and higher up on the east side of the lake.