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South Fork Lakes Trail

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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
71% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 927' 283 m
Descent: -149' -45 m
High: 6,853' 2,089 m
Low: 5,926' 1,806 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by Dara Zimmerman

A short but steep day-run to scenic alpine lakes.

Dara Zimmerman

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Generally accessible from June to October. Trailhead parking can be crowded.

Runner Notes

Trail is in good condition for running, though some sections have loose gravel and large rocks.

Description

The South Fork Lakes Trail is a short singletrack dirt and gravel path with a steep section before the lakes, just off the Pacific Crest Trail. The area is popular and easy to access, with camping at the lake and views looking back on Scott Valley.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, bear, hawks, eagles.

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