Summit Lake #7165
ElevationAscent: 2,896' 883 m
Descent: -793' -242 m
High: 10,338' 3,151 m
Low: 8,234' 2,510 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)
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“A great and fun trail with awesome views.”— Blaine Myers
The trail proper starts as an undulating singletrack that criss-crosses the road for ~1 mile. The trail then begins ascending through aspen groves and pine forest area. You'll hit the road again, but where the trail begins again is fairly obvious. You can ascend road instead of trail for the first mile if you only want; this cuts off a bit of distance. The climb to the wilderness boundary is relatively gradual but demanding. However, the reward is in the views and the descent. The trail traverses along beautiful grade reversal after grade reversal with relatively little switchbacking.
Climb out of the forest to an awesome ridge with views to Fremont Lake below, White Pine to the south and the Wind River Peaks to the East. You just can't beat the scenery. The trail continues down to the forest and heads back out onto ridge for approximately a mile then dives back into the woods to continue up and out to an exposed bench cut that leads to the wilderness boundary.
Here just turn around and enjoy the run back. It's at times rocky, but overall it's a very lovely descent with a nice grade.
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Land Manager: USFS - Bridger Teton National Forest Office