Wrights Lake to Grouse Lake
ElevationAscent: 1,212' 369 m
Descent: -1,212' -369 m
High: 8,152' 2,485 m
Low: 6,956' 2,120 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 35% (20°)
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“A nice climb through forests and granite slabs to the secluded Grouse Lake.”— David Nash
Further up the trail, you'll encounter the Desolation Wilderness sign. Shortly after, you'll come to a fork in the trail marked by a single fencepost marker pointing to Grouse Lake to the right and Twin Lakes to the left. Follow Grouse Lake Trail #16E01 to the right.
The next section of trail will lead you up the mountainside through rocky and beautiful terrain. Views will become more and more impressive as you go. Keep climbing, and you'll reach the beautiful Grouse Lake. The trail continues but this is a great places to sit, rest, and have lunch. It is a great turn-around point, making a nice 4.5-mile round-trip run.
Bring water, a layer, hat, sunscreen, good shoes, and a little bit of energy. Trekking poles are handy as well.