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blue Meadow Lake Trail #976

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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
74% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2' 1 m
Descent: -634' -193 m
High: 6,303' 1,921 m
Low: 5,669' 1,728 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

This short, steep trail serves as a connector between the Cat Hill Way and Blue Canyon Trails

Bruce Hope

Features Lake

The usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. There may also be additional wilderness-specific restrictions in force; check with the district office if in doubt. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow from November to June.

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NOTE: The USFS website confuses the Blue Canyon Trail #982 with the Meadow Lake Trail #976. The #976 drops down from the Cat Hill Way Trail #992 and does not start at the Blue Canyon Trailhead like #982 does.

The steep, little used, Meadow Lake Trail #976 leaves a signed junction on the Cat Hill Way Trail #992 to descend abruptly into the midst of the South Blue Lake Group between Blue and Horseshoe Lakes. It provides a short-cut out of the basin to the Blue Canyon Trailhead and also access to isolated Blue Canyon Lake.

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