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Little Lake Trail

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A trail to a remote alpine lake above Upper Canyon Creek Lake in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

72%

Runnable

6,544' 1,995 m

High

5,668' 1,728 m

Low

876' 267 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

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Features Lake · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Generally accessible from June to October.

Runner Notes

Not a great trail for running. The trail is almost cross-country, very rocky, and somewhat steep.

Description

This trail leads to Little Lake, otherwise known as L Lake, above Upper Canyon Creek Lake in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The path is not on most maps and can be difficult to follow at times, and you'll want to watch for stacked rocks to guide the way. Snow can be expected into July, but access is still possible over the snowbanks. Cross-country runners can reach Kalmia Pass from this trail. Expect very cold water in the crystal clear and shallow lake.

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Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

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Outlet of Upper Canyon Creek Lake in Trinity Alps Wilderness
Jul 29, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA
Little Lake (L Lake) above Upper Canyon Creek Lake in Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Jul 29, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA
View of Canyon Creek Lakes from Little Lake (L Lake) Trail in Trinity Alps Wilderness
Jul 29, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA
Small Lake below Upper Canyon Creek Lake in Trinity Alps Wilderness
Jul 29, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA
Upper Canyon Creek Lake in Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Jul 29, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA
Looking toward Kalmis Pass and Little Lake (L Lake) Trail above Upper Canyon Creek Lake in Trinity Alps Wilderness
Jul 29, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA

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