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Upper Palisades Lake Trail

Intermediate
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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.


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Map Key

4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

95%

Runnable

6,680' 2,036 m

High

6,161' 1,878 m

Low

658' 201 m

Up

145' 44 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeff Fullmer

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Experience a whole new trail hitting it in the winter.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
The metal bridge and major turn to the Upper Lake. Don't miss it!
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Upper Palisades Lake and its majestic summer beauty.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Moose can be seen in the early morning.
Oct 5, 2016 near Victor, ID
Stop and enjoy the view of Lower Palisades Lake after crossing the creek.
May 30, 2017 near Victor, ID
Taken during the free "Cowbell Race Series: Soup In the Snow" event the first Sat. in February
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )

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