“For those that could't get enough of the Lower Palisades Lake Trail extend your trip by going to the upper lake.”
— Jeff Fullmer
Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This trail is accessible until the snow flies. Then you'll need snowshoes to get up to the Upper Lake in the winter months.
This trail will start to tax you if you have continued from the Lower Palisade Lake.
Starting at the outlet to the Lower Palisades Lake Trail
, this trail is more difficult and continues until you reach the upper lake. Chicken Springs is a great place to get fresh water and is between the lower and upper lakes; it is marked on most maps. Don't miss the turn out of the Palisades Creek Canyon to the right (east) that goes across the creek over a large metal bridge. The switchbacks just below the upper lake can be taxing just after you cross the bridge.
The Upper Lake is over a mile long and a fantastic sight. It is well worth the trip. If you haven't had enough of this SE Idaho hot spot, you can continue up into Waterfall Canyon.
Flora & Fauna
Pine trees, moose, deer.