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Long Gulch Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,159' 658 m
Descent: -73' -22 m
High: 7,354' 2,241 m
Low: 5,268' 1,606 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Dara Zimmerman

A day run to a popular Trinity Alps lake.

Dara Zimmerman

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Generally accessible from June to October. Trailhead parking can be crowded, and thievery is often reported at this trailhead.

Runner Notes

Trail is in good condition for running, though some sections have loose gravel and large rocks. Its popularity may make this a choice off-season run. Watch out for horse and cow droppings.

Description

The access trail for Long Gulch Lake is a well-maintained and popular horse and runner trail in the Northeast Trinity Alps. The trail is a singletrack dirt and gravel path that is often combined with Trail Gulch Lake in a large loop. The lake has camping and is deep enough for swimming.

NOTE: Trail Gulch Lake and Long Gulch Lake are switched on most maps.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, bear, hawks, eagles.

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#1,020

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#9,415

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View of Long Gulch Lake from crest in Trinity Alps Wilderness
Oct 17, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA
Long Gulch Lake in Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Oct 17, 2017 near Weaverv…, CA

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