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Upper Palisades Lake Trail

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4.2 Miles 6.7 Kilometers


95%

Runnable

658' 201 m

Ascent

-145' -44 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

6,680' 2,036 m

High

6,161' 1,878 m

Low

Shared By Jeff Fullmer

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For those that could't get enough of the Lower Palisades Lake Trail extend your trip by going to the upper lake.

Jeff Fullmer

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Features 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.

Runner Notes

This trail will start to tax you if you have continued from the Lower Palisade Lake.

Description

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.

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